Thursday, November 25, 2010

"let it snow" card by lauren bergold

here's a card i thought was DONE before i added the stitching. it had the sage green panel with a border of the fabulously nubbly "lost and found" trim. it had the strips of prima and echo park patterned paper and my computer-generated sentiment. it even had the fun layered die-cut snowflake surmounted by a prima flower. it looked *good* ...and yet...somehow... i didn't love it.

i set it aside and came back the next day. i used a scrap of green to try out a few background treatments. stamping? not quite right. spray ink? nope. bit of stenciling? uh-uh. finally it hit me: i would hand-stitch a flourishy swirl, as if a little gust of wind had just blown the snowflake onto my card. one hand-stitched swirl. (just ONE!)

half an hour later i was still at the sewing machine, swirling and flourishing... flourishing and swirling... and my little gust of wind had somehow become an arctic gale. but *NOW* i love the card!!!

Kirsty's note -
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  1. it...the stichting card..I think..I want to made it too!


  2. Your stitching is so insanely beautiful!! It looks PERFECT!!

  3. You've got to be kidding me MACHINE stitched this beauty? Good grief woman...I bow down to you, the stitching queen....this is absolutely pitchfork goodness {sorry peeps...inside thing...just know that it means delish..}

  4. The stitching is wonderful! You knew exactly what to do!

  5. The stitching is beautiful and adds so much to the card! Great work.

  6. Fabulous! I think I can give you carton boxes or brown paper bag, and you are able to make it into the most beautiful thing! By the way, do you give sewing lesson?

  7. Fabulous ... what a clever girl you are ... That stitching is just perfect!

  8. This is stunning!! You stitched it ALL???? Lauren; this is a masterpiece and I love it!

  9. That stitching is INSANE!!!!! Just like you! ;) Seriously, it's uber-fab. Absolutely GORJUS!! C'est magnifique. :D