Friday, February 18, 2011

Pocket Full of Thanks

A few weeks ago, my Monday got off to a great start when Deedee from Deedee's Digis emailed me and asked if I'd be part of her Design Team.  I was very excited to say, "Yes."  What an honor!!  Deedee made the official announcement earlier this week and here is my first card as a DT member.

I chose to use this week's $1 Digi, Pocketful of Joy.  If you play along with the challenge here and use a Deedee's Digi image, Deedee will send you this digi for free.  As soon as I saw this cute stamp, I knew I wanted to paper piece the pocket.  As a cat-lover, I thought this little kitty was adorable and I had to color it gray in honor of my own kitty, Sasha.

First, I paper pieced the pocket of the card.  After, coloring the kitty with my prismacolor pencils, I cut her out and pieced her on top of the pocket.  Then I used my paper piercer to poke "stitch" holes in the edge of the pocket.  I made stitches between the holes with my white Uni-Ball Signo pen.  I also colored in the ribbons with this white pen.  I needed a thank you note for a fellow cat-lover, so I used a sentiment from the Gracious Greetings set.  After cutting out & matting my image, I added a bow, flower & brad to the pocket.

I used this week's Stamp TV Sketch challenge for my card.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific, Stampin' Up
Patterned paper:  Basic Grey
Embellishments:  flower (Bazzill), brad (Basic Grey), ribbon (Offray), Uni-ball Signo pen, Prismacolor Pencils, Artist's Loft blending pen
Tools:  Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Tonic paper piercer
Challenge:  Stamp TV - STVSKSP13

Thanks for stopping by!!


Gemiel said...

What a cute card. I love the faux stitching on the pockets. Congrats on making the Design Team.

Anonymous said...

Steph, you did such a beautiful job bringing this to life! The paper you used has a fabric look, and it's so fun how you did the stitching on it so it really shows up. Awww -- how sweet that you colored the kitty like your Sasha -- that is precious! I feel very honored and blessed to have you join the team!!! Hugs!


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