Friday, 21 February 2014

The Beauty of Dreams

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I made this card up for my brothers birthday. It was the first card I actually tried stitching on with my new sewing machine. I was chuffed to bits with how it came together! I printed the image onto a digital paper, which had a great Kraft card like finish and used another lovely digital paper in the background which had a similar colour palette and very cool clock face which worked well with the theme I had for the card.

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I printed the sentiment onto a plain white cardstock, and it looked so stark against the other papers, that I gave it the 'used teabag' treatment, just to blend the tones in a bit better. It worked really well, so I was delighted. I love this Eleanor Roosevelt quote, it's so inspiring and was perfect for my brother's birthday card. I matted the sentiment onto Kraft card and then mounted it on the card using foam pads for a little extra dimension.

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The  image is a free printable from the craft website J&C Creations. I just loved this image, it so reminds me of my Grandpa and Uncles who are farmers. But worked well too for a card for my brother, when paired with the fab sentiment, to encourage him to hang tight to his dreams. I finished the card very simply with a wrap of twine and knotted it to finish. Very CAS but so fun to try out some machine stitching on this card. 

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That's all for today's make. I hope you have enjoyed popping by my blog. Love to hear your thoughts on this one. See you again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
A Little Bit Crafty: Man Up!
MelonHeadz Friends: For The Boys
Crafty Little Fairies: One For The Boys
Challenges 4 Everybody: #38 ~ Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs: #217 ~ It's Raining Men!
Clean & Simple on Sunday: #27 ~ Masculine Card
Crafty Creations Challenges: #257 ~ Keep It Simple
Artistic Inspirations: #79 ~ Anything Goes - Masculine
Really Reasonable Ribbon's: #89 ~ One For The Boys with Ribbon or Trim

20 comments:

Sue said...

This is stunning Wendy. I love the image, gorgeous soft colours and a beautiful sentiment. Your stitching looks fabulous too.
hugs Sue xx

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous and I love the inspirational sentiment.
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KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely CAS creation sweetie, I love that sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Wendy, love the design and your stitching looks fab.

Donna x

Elaine said...

Perfect Wendy!
I can't make male cards and I can't sew either so I'm terribly jealous!
You've got the perfect balance here with a fab image, a beautiful sentiment, great colours and the twice finishes it off so perfectly.
Love this.

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Wendy, and your stitching looks fab! I've had my sewing machine for ages (probably about 3yrs!) and it still terrifies me, think I've only used it on 1 card lol :o) Hugs, Lisa x

coops said...

stunning male card wendy.fabulous image and i love your verse and neutral colours :D

xx coops xx

karalschuknecht said...

Great guy card, and I love the colors. Thanks for joining us this week for "It's Raining Men." Good Luck.
Karal SSD DT
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

theresa dickinson said...

love all the stitching its finishes the card well, thankyou for joining us over on artistic inspirations x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card. Love the sentiment and image.

Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Crafty Little Fairies.
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

Awesome male card sweetie I'm sure your brother loved it. I love that sentiment hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

melsanford said...

Hi Wendy! Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful sentiment :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Elise said...

HI Wendy! OOoH what a totally FABULOUS card for a male! I know your brother will LOVE it!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, wow this is just gorgeous, as always hugs Pops x x x

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Kim Kelley said...

Perfect card for our challenge! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

Kim
SSD DT

Jessie L. said...

What a great card, and I love that sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon for our Masculine Challenge. Hope to see you again next time!

Ginny said...

love this sentiment and the stitching (it was the reason I brought a sewing machine, lol)

Margreet said...

Beautiful card....it is a perfect For The Boys' card ..thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends!
xxx Margreet

Zw@@n said...

Great card! Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

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