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....
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...
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