Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Red, White and Blue Stitched Card

Time for a little more inspiration for our Unstampabelles Challenge.
This month we are asking for a paper craft creation (No Stamps) using the colours of your country's flag.
No you do not have to include a flag......just use the colours.

After checking our Kerry's blog lately I was inspired to do a little stitching.  So dug through my patterns to find an appropriate one.  I decided on the basket.  I had to add the green leaves and stem but worked them in an finer thread so they would not be as noticeable as my red, white and blue for the Aussie flag.
Yes, a little of another colour is permitted in this challenge as long as the majority of the creation is made up of the colours of your country's flag.

The card is just the scalloped edged circle shape, the blue is background card for the photo.  I cut the corrugated white card stock with my largest scalloped edged Spellbinder die.  Then cut a plain circle of the dark red linen textured cardstock.  In real life this linen texture cardstock is great with the stitching as it takes on a fabric look.  Finished the card with a gold 'Thank You' sticker from the Sticker Store our sponsor this month.  Fantastic prize too.  At this stage if you enter you have very good odds of winning.  :-)

I would like to add this card to:

Have a terrific day.
(Just a bit of trivia......this is my 1000th post, Wow that is a lot of writing, photos and creations)


  1. Beautiful card and stitching Merry..Loz

  2. Gorgeous card and the stitching is amazing!!
    Congrats on your 1000 post!!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!

  3. This is beautiful Merry! I have been very unsure about this challenge, but you have inspired me......red white and blue doesn't have to look "Red, White and Blue" iykwim : )

  4. Gorgeous. The hand stitching is a work of art.

  5. This is beautiful, love all the stitching......

  6. Love this stitching pattern, is my favorite:) And your card looks amazing with the fine thred for the leaves!

  7. Fabulous needlework Merry and so nice to see something a little different.

    B x

  8. fantastic you are very patient doing all that stitching best wishes Lesley x

  9. This is just lovely, Merry! The stitching looks so pretty and delicate.

    Congrats on your 1000th post. Wtg!

  10. Oh my word Merry this is fantastic, wow, that stitching looks amazing, the image and the colours are gorgeous.
    Lorraine x

  11. wow! this is amazing! what a beauty, Merry! love it!

  12. I have this pattern but I've never used it .Seen it made up many times and it's always very pretty,works in any colour combo.

  13. Stunning! Such gorgeous stitching!! Congrats on 1000 posts! :)

    P.S. I think you beat me at catching up on blogland...as you can see by all my comments today I was WAY behind! LOL!

  14. Oh Merry, what beautiful stitching your card is stunning:)x

  15. Stunning work on this project!

    I saw your link on MIM, I'm number 162 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  16. perfect card adore the stitching!

    very awesome!

  17. I LOVE this card. So pretty and dainty! Send it in to Scrap and Stamp Arts Magazine! I bet they would like it! www.scottpublications.com


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