Friday 15 March 2019

Stitch it

Shabneez is setting this week’s challenge over st Daring Cardmakers and she’d like to see some stitching - hand or machine, real or faux, a little or a lot!

I needed a card for a friend’s daughter who’s turning 13. I dithered over whether unicorns might be too “young” but decided this realistic one would be OK (yes, I know it’s not really possible to have a realistic unicorn, I suppose I mean in the sense of not cutesy cartoonish!). I’ve added a little bit of stitching with silver thread to attach the banner element of the sentiment, stitched the embellishments into place and added a faux stiched border with a tracing wheel and a silver gel pen.

The background piece is from a stash I made a while back with a shaving foam technique.

Believe in Unicorns (Visible Image)
Happy Stamp n Cut (Hero Arts - die is also in the set)

Bristol board
Copy paper
Silver glitter

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Delicata by Tsukineko (Silvery Shimmer)
Distress reinkers (for the shaving foam background)

Detail white embossing powder
Confetti die (Mama Elephant)
Silver thread
Tracing wheel
Silver gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!


Debbie said...

love this card - such a difficult age

Wavejumper said...

It is a tough age but I had a huge unicorn craze that went from 12 to late 20s so I think you are fine.

The blues are so pretty too.

hugs Margot

Shabneez said...

Fab card Joanne - personally I don't think you can ever be too old for unicorns! Great variation on the stitching. Shabneez x

Dawn said...

Love this. The silhouette of the unicorn looks fantastic against the background. My daughter wants a unicorn party this year but I have gone with pastels but I have a feeling she will prefer this.

Susie Williams said...

This is so incredibly fabulous Joanne. Thirteen is certainly not too old, I'll be 64 this year and I still love unicorns to bits!