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23 March 2009

Project complete!

My wedding gift project is complete! They got married on the 14th, but hubby didn't ask me to make anything before the ceremony - good thing, too, with my pancreas issues it would never have happened. Anyway, here's what we're giving the bride and groom:

I made the card about an hour ago. I started with a black 5x7 pre-made base; used some K&Co double-sided papers (the two pinks); the striped paper was a gift from my BFF, Sharron; and the olive paper set on point is from My Mind's Eye; a corner flourish clear stamp from Inkadinkado with some Memento ink in Tuxedo Black; a black button brad; and the pretty little flower is a double FloraDoodle from Petaloo that I picked up this morning on my way back from the dentist.

Inside the card I put some more of the pink paper from K&Co, along with some white card stock for our message. I punched down two sides with my new EK Success border punch called Parisienne. I'm really pleased with how it finished out. Now, here's where all the time-consuming work for the project came in...the embroidered piece.

The pattern is from Moonlit Dreams & Tattered Seams out of Clearfield, Utah. I chose the colors to go with their wedding. I really didn't have much to go on...it WAS a biker wedding, after all, so naturally the basics of black & white were there. The groom wore a black leather blazer & in the button hole had a lovely navy died rosebud. I just happened to have some deep blue mini buttons (3 of them teeny tiny little hearts) in the shades of his flower, so that's how I chose my floss colors. I took the glass out of a double frame that I found at Wal-Mart and the rest is history. Here's a closeup of the stitching:

If it looks a little "quilted" to you, well, it sort of IS. I used a light layer of Warm 'n Natural batting to keep the knotwork from showing through the muslin. Not too bad for a gal fighting with tummy issues, sick kids, sick hubby, a cold herself, kids with time out of school, taking the littlest one to the dentist, and the normal day-to-day stuff, don't ya think? *LOL* 'K! That's it for me...this lady is all tuckered out!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!


Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is totally amazing!! Just love your beautiful details!! TFS this!! :)

Sharron said...

Love it, Sis! Your card is beautiful.....love the inside too! Great job! And your embroidered piece is impeccable.....I knew it would be. They're going to love it!
You amaze me! Look what you can do when you're sick & have all of that going on in your life. Wow! AMAZING!!!
I wanna be YOU when I grow up! LOL
Luv ya ~

Andrea said...

STUNNING ...the only word that really comes to mind...

Hugz~Dixie said...

So well done. They are going to love it. I like the added batting. Your card is beautiful.

Deb M. said...

Beautiful needlework, Nora. Love the card, too. Hope that you are feeling better. I'm way behind on my blogging & email....but, you've been in my thoughts & prayers. :-)


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