Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pressed flowers Herringbone

Here is a TJ technique using strips of paper to make the background.  I also did another TJ technique, out of the box on the focal image with is off the Pressed Flowers Gina K new release set.  To do the flower, I inked it up with a pink then took the edge of Red Riding hood pad on the edge of the stamp.  To get the center yellow, I used my finger to rub off the ink and then used a marker to color it.  I made a mask of the flower then stamped the leaves in Moss ink.  After I cut it out, I left the Spellbinder die on and sponged yellow ink around it. 
The corners were punched and then to get the look of stitching I used a push pin and some mesh used for some sort of needle craft I don't do!  I keep a piece of some foam type stuff with the pin so I can easily do this.  After I had them punched I took a red gel pen to connect the holes so it looks like stitching.  EASY!


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a cool technique - love the masking/stamping too. Great faux stitching and lovely rich colors!

Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog yesterday. I was happy with the daffodils and ribbon, but something about those two green panels in the middle just bugged me - especially in the photo. So thanks for helping me to see that others see things differently than we do. I guess we are always our own worst critic - LOL!

Thanks again. Have a great week.


Neet said...

Lovely card Betty. Thanks for the tutorial on the stitching and I love your flower.