We’ve made it through another week, and now it’s Friday again, which means it’s time for another Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge! This week the challenge is Stitching. We encourage you to make a project using a digital image and embellish it with stitching. It doesn’t matter if you hand sew your stitches, or use a sewing machine, or even draw faux stitches on your work – it’s all good! Share your project with us at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge site by midnight eastern time Thursday, November 1. You’re not required to use a Sweet ‘n Sassy digital image for your project, but we do love when you use those (and you get the chance for perks if you do – see the Digi Challenge site for more details).
I decided to go clean and simple with this week’s challenge, and I used a lot of older supplies to create my card. The layout is based on an OWH Stars and Stamps blog sketch from 2010, but I centered the focal panel. The card base is one of Stampin’ Up’s first In Colors which was offered in their 2006-2007 catalog. The designer papers I used for the strip along the bottom of the card and for paper piecing the puppy are from one of my first Basic Grey 6″ x 6″ paper pads. And the embroidery floss I used for the stitched border is from my cross-stitching days, so that goes back at least to the mid 1990s! I used two colors – one strand of blue, and one of brown – in the needle at the same time. The vanilla cardstock isn’t too old; I’ve had it for maybe 6 months or so. However, the digital image is brand new to me. It’s from a Sweet ‘n Sassy digital set that includes the puppy image, a bone, paw prints, and two sentiments. I used the mirror image of the puppy because it was easier for me to align the sentiment with the image that way and print it all at once.
My card also fits the Hope You Can Cling To challenge being presented today at Splitcoaststampers.com. I hope you’ll check out the HYCCT challenges there and participate in spreading some cheer and good will to cancer patients and their families.
Digital Image: Puppy Love (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Very Vanilla (Stampin’ Up); papers from Blush 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: printer ink
Other: embroidery floss (DMC); dimensionals (SU)