Monday, July 1, 2013

Freshly Made #92

The other day I was cutting off my husband's jeans and turning them into shorts.   When I was done, I looked at my machine and thought "hmmm, this may be the time to try sewing on a card."   I had never done it before but had seen some cards with stitching on them and thought it was I should try.  I must say I find it easier to sew on fabric than paper.  I probably should have adjusted the tension and maybe used a different needle but it didn't come out too badly.  I'll have to practice.

I followed the Freshly Made sketch.

The paper is from a Crate Paper stack that I sewed to kraft cardstock with black thread.  One of the hardest things for me is tying my card design to a sentiment.  What was I going to do with this?  I decided on "What's the Word?"  and printed it on my computer using a font similar to the letters for the "word".  It's cut with a PTI word frame and then inked to give it a color more like the print paper.

I'm glad you stopped by for a visit.  Have a great day and please come back again.


Joyce said...

I am always jealous of people who can sew on their cards--I just love the look. You did pick the perfect sentiment, and it looks great as a speech bubble.

Kate said...

I can't believe that you - Quilter Extraordinaire - have never sewn on a card before!! It's no surprise that your first time is fabulous!! (I'm all about the straight stitch myself.) I love the design of this card AND your sewing!