Saturday, August 22, 2015

Wonky Wishes Just for You

Today's card was made for the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #218. The colors are Tangerine Tango, Lost Lagoon and Pool Party.

Three wonky squares were die cut from Tangerine Tango and Pool Party dsp. A panel of white cardstock was adhered to a panel of the Tangerine Tango dsp. I then pierced around the wonky squares three times using a halo quilting technique. A sewing machine does quite a nice job of piercing by not using any thread when stitching.

The stitched panel was then adhered to the card base of Lost Lagoon and one row of piercing was sewn around the perimeter. The wonky squares were backed with craft foam and adhered to the card front. The sentiment was stamped in Lost Lagoon ink.

Hemp was laced through the button and it was adhered to the card front. The inside of the card was decorated with a panel of Tangerine Tango dsp and a panel of white cardstock.

Stop by the HSS blog for card making fun!

Techniques: Stamping, piercing, die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp: Watercolor Wings (sentiment)
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
DSP: Tangerine Tango & Pool Party scraps
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Wonky Squares
Misc.: Button, hemp, craft foam, Bernina sewing machine


  1. Fantastic card Melanie! Your piercing looks terrific, you definitely have more patience than I do with that. :) Great design!

  2. Love all the stiching and piercing on this card. Another simple but very pretty card. I like the wonky squares.

  3. Oh, Melanie, I LOVE this card and the great colors! What fabulous dies, and I love the piercing around to continue to shape - brilliant idea and look! Hugs!

  4. I love this, especially the creative paper piercing! How clever to use the sewing machine like that, and it's great for even spacing. Cool :) Thanks so much for playing at HSS! Erika

  5. I love the paper piercing around the fun shapes! Great use of the challenge colors as well! Thanks for playing along at HSS!

  6. OMG... LOVE these irregular shapes! Thanks for playing with us at HSS this week:)