Just Add Stitching!

This is a FUN one!  Not that all the Just Add Ink challenges aren't, but I did enjoy making this card, as much as it took a little longer than usual...

So the challenge this week is to Just Add Stitching - real, faux, whichever grabs your fancy.

Here's what grabbed mine....

JAI-20-stitching

Ribbon flowers!  I also added a couple of rows of faux stitching along the top and bottom of the Mellow Moss strip just in case ribbon flowers didn't technically meet the stitching criteria ;-)

Being less of an embroiderer than a stamper, I Googled ribbon flowers to figure out exactly what I needed to do, but didn't really find what I was looking for.

Then I had a vague recollection that Kristina Werner had done a similar thing ages ago, which I dutifully searched for - and found - in this post that she did back in January 2008.

I actually managed to include a second challenge in this card, as I caught a glimpse of Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch #71 and had to have a go.

Here's the sketch that helped inspire the card...

Sweet Sunday Sketch 71

If you have a window of stamping opportunity and a fairly patient mindset, I would encourage you to give ribbon flowers a go!

Entries for Just Add Stitching close at midnight on Wednesday, so get out your sewing machine or your Mat Pack and Paper Piercer and jump in to the challenge!

Stamps: Embrace Life, Tiny Tags, Sanded background Paper: Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke Accessories: Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Ovals Original Die, 1/2" Circle Punch, Crafter's Tool Kit, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker, Chit Chat rubons (retired),  Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals