Grateful For Stitched Leaves Trio

by Joanne James1. November 2021 14:05

Happy Monday everyone! I have a busy week as I am playing catch up again now that the James Juniors are back at school following their half term break, so this is a quick post from me today. I'm sharing a card that uses Jen T's great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, this week's Color Throwdown colours and the theme over at Just Us Girls where they are playing with leaves:

      

I was intrigued by Jen's sketch this week and loved the idea of three squares on a slimline card. When you look at my card you will think I made it in super-quick time - and I did, but only after an exponential amount of crafty procrastination and numerous failed attempts! Here's what I ended up with:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Yes - a simple trio of my favourite stitched leaves, inset into a trio of stitched squares and switched about for some mix-and-match autumn colour, with a sentiment from the 'Sparkle of the Season' stamp set. Why so difficult? Well, I couldn't decided between leaves, snowflakes, trees ... the list goes on! Then I decided I wanted to use the larger sycamore-style leaf, but try as I might I couldn't use three and create a slimline that would fit in an envelope for posting. I also fiddled with my Stitched Greenery Die - and failed to successfully adapt it for a long slimline card so gave that up as a bad job. the moral of the story? If in doubt, simple is best! Sometimes trying to complicate things just doesn't pay. Then to top it all, I struggled to get my card to lie flat for photographing - so if you're looking at it and can see a slight distortion, I'm afraid that's why. I also added a little stamping to the inside of my card:

 

I hope you like today's card and have enjoyed my tale of the trials of creating it! I love the finished result those - sometimes stitched dies really are all you need!

 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I'm off to grab a quick sandwich before I head back out on my second school run of today. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
11/1/2021 6:26:54 PM #

I had a wry smile at your struggles Joanne. Isn't it always the way that a beautiful simple card has often caused us more work than something that looks more intricate! Anyway, your finished result is a really gorgeous graphic card that fits the slimline format perfectly. Vicky x

Bobby Hagen
Bobby HagenUnited States
11/3/2021 4:21:10 PM #

This reminds me of an appliqued quilt, Joanne.  The colors work so well together and the stitching adds a wonderful detail.  Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Lisa Kind
Lisa KindUnited States
11/4/2021 10:36:56 PM #

I can totally relate to your decision making process.  You ended up with a really pretty slimline card.  Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
11/8/2021 10:24:15 PM #

I have days like this all the time!! Love the contemporary design on this card

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/9/2021 1:02:51 AM #

Yep, once again, you've got me wishing I had this set... reminder to self - can't have everything!

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