Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Love Blooms Here

Hello everyone!  I have another layout that I have made using those gorgeous Art Kure - Britain in Bloom stamps. Are you tired of me yet?! lol I just can't seem to get enough of them! This time I went with the Daffodil stamp set.
I stamped out the image on Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock for Alcohol Markers. This is really just the best paper for the Spectrum Noir markers! I colored my image with my Spectrum Noir markers.  LOVE THEM!!  Then I fussy cut the colored image leaving a small white border around the flower.

I've been having fun playing with the new We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 punches I bought. I actually started by using one of my punches and punching a decorative circle on a 12x12 piece of card stock. I cut out a circle from a piece of floral paper from Sassafras - Sweetly Smitten collection.  This collection is just so soft and pretty it immediately reminds me of springtime.

It really felt like it needed something more so I got out my paper piercing tool and my mouse pad then I just started evenly punching holes around the edge of the circle.
When I finished punching the holes I got out my needle and embroidery floss. I like using embroidery floss because you can take away strands of the floss depending on how thick you want your sewing line to be.

I decided to do a back stitch. To do a back stitch start from the underneath side of your paper and go up into the first hole.
I just taped down the floss on the back of the paper taking care not to cover any of the punched holes.
Next insert the needle down into hole number 2.
Now go up in the third hole
and the back down into hold number 2.
Then just continue doing this all the way around your paper. It should look like this.
After doing all of the stitching and layering all of my elements I backed my green cardstock with some pink patterned paper. This allowed the pink to peek through the punched holes. This really made them pop!  Next I added some Crystal Stickles to the flowers for sparkle because you can never have too much sparkle.  ha  The photo is of 3 of my children who begged me to take this photo. There is so much ham there you could make a sandwich!! LOL

Thanks for stopping by today!!


  1. I'm Totally NOT tired of this set! I love daffodils!!!!! Beautiful layout!!!! TFS!!!!

  2. so cute! I've been wanting to do a project with stitching! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. This is so sweet Stacy! Love the great stitching and details! Your kids are so funny! Are you are settled and back in routine? Friday is the huge scrapbooking convention out here so I took off from work, grabbed some cash and I am excitedly waiting to drop my kids off at the school gate! I don't actually "need" anything so this is strictly "wants" This is my 4th year going so I am ready!