Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bunny Thanks!

I'm still very slowly working on making thank you cards. I made another card similar to the last one without the twine or tag since the bunny stamp was bigger than I expected. This is a bunny stamp from Stampavie. It's kind of a dark brown because the first brown pencil had a yellowish color to it once I started blending with baby oil, so I layered a 2nd darker brown pencil over it. I used PTI cardstock and patterned paper. The tiny "thanks" stamp is from a Doodlebug set of frames/tags. It's a bit small, but I couldn't find anything else to fit within the heart.
I distressed the edges of the patterned paper and circle. I thought it looked kind of fabric-like with the tattered edges so I drew in some stitches. I'm not brave enough to try sewing on paper. Plus do the paper fibers somehow clog the machine? I wonder if my sewing machine still even works. I have taken it to a sewing store twice over the last 10 years to get it tuned up. It was really frozen about 10 years ago. But they cleaned it and oiled it and the guy said it was supposedly good as new. I think it was somewhat easily fixable because it's pretty basic and not one of those fancy electronic ones. Anyhow, I used a white poster paint Sharpie for the white stitches. It's a lot more opaque than the white gel pen I have. Hopefully it won't dry out too quickly. It's like those metallic pens I used to have in elementary school where the ink flows out of the depressible nib.
Well, off to try to make more cards between laundry and feeding the kids.

5 comments:

eva said...

cute! the bunny is cute!. i like your "stitching." have you heard of the sew easy? i have yet to see it in stores here but maybe i'll preorder it from 7 kids.

Berenice R. said...

So adorable! :)

Cheryl said...

Thanks. I had to look up the Sew Easy, I haven't really heard about it. Do you stitch by hand?

Lorraine said...

That bunny is adorable! And I have yet to pull my sewing machine out of the closet for papercrafts, too, lol.

Sunghee said...

Cute card!!! I feel bad. I have a sewing machine that I had for over 10 years and hope it will die cuz it really doesn't sew fabrics that well. But, it works fine with papers! Hehe. Too lazy to plug it in to work on a card though.
Huggable card! So cute!