Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sew Lovely

Hello, friends!  I wanted to share a quick card with you today that I created last night following the "Rule of Thirds" that I learned over on the My Favorite Things Blog.  I love their WONDERFUL stamps, die-cuts and supplies at My Favorite Things; and now, they are even sharing some great techniques in their Summer School Classes.  There are several great lessons/tutorials, but I chose to follow the Rules of Thirds because it really helped me to understand that it truly matters where you place things, and how you choose to lay out your card to make it pleasing to the eye.  This technique will be a blessing to me in everything I create from this point moving forward.  Thank you, My Favorite Things.
This card was created using some Carta Bella Sew Lovely patterned papers and stickers.  I touched the edges of my patterned paper with acrylic pain just to color coordinate everything nicely, and then I laid out my embellishments using the Rule of Thirds.  I used a Kaiser Craft wooden dress form, and the Mini Royal Roses die-cut by My Favorite Things to create the lovely wool felt flower that I added on the wooden dress form.

My Favorite Things Blog - Summer School/Rule of Thirds - I used the MFT Mini Royal Roses die-cut to create the lovely flower

Sketch Saturday Challenge #365 - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp - This sketch is ADORABLE!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Your favorite technique and/or Favorite Product - My most favorite technique is sewing.  That's a no-brainer for me - I do it all the time.  LOVE it!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I would really love to hear your thoughts on my card.  I hope you're having a fun and creative week.  I love seeing everyone's art work, and I encourage you to share your talents with us in this week's challenge over at Word Art Wednesday.  We have some really AMAZING prices again this week.  Come, play along!



  1. This is beautiful!! Love the theme! Sew sweet!

  2. What a beautiful card Karen - love that soft blue paper. The whole card is sew lovely!

  3. Ah Yes... thirds... it's what I try to remember when creating things too... It really does make you see things a little differently! Your Card is simply Beautiful!!! :) Have a Crafty day!

    Scrappers Anonymous

  4. Wow, great job on creating this SEW very lovely card! Love the use of patten paper. The felt flower is lovely in this! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Favorite Products/Techniques” Challenge!

  5. Oh wow that is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday!

  6. J'adore, les coutures la termine parfaitement, biz

  7. Everything about this is so lovely! you have such a wonderful designer's eye!


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