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Jul 23, 2008

Dare to get Dirty!

This week the Splitcoaststampers dirty dozen past and present are hosting "dare to get dirty". It is a week full of challenges! I love challenges to get me stamping. It's like a list to me... and I LOVE my lists. (yes I am one of THOSE that have lists everywhere... heehee) You can read more about the dare to get dirty event HERE.

I decided to tackle a challenge by Julie tonight. It was to make a clean, white card. THAT is a challenge for me. I had to fight the urge to go wild with embellishments and layers.

My first step was to stamp the flower. Then, I chose a sentiment from Verve and stamped that. I was sitting there staring at it thinking... no... this cannot be all I do! LOL So, I grabbed my sewing machine and stitched some crazy lines of white stitches. Ahhhh, getting better! Hmmmm, a button... yes, a button to hide my starting and ending point from sewing. I NEVER leave a button naked, so I slipped a piece of black hemp in there. Then, in a moment of weakness I grabbed by ink splattering air art tool and gave the sentiment a few spurts of ink to tie in the yellow on the flowers. Oh ya... speaking of the yellow portion of the flower... I used a scraper thingy to make some texture in that portion of the flower. That part of the flower is supposed to be fuzzy and I wanted to achieve that look by distressing the paper a little bit.

There it is! Simple, lots of white showing. Challenge: CHECK! :)

I am looking forward to participating in more of these this week! My card stash is sadly bare!

Have a great day and give this challenge a shot! Read all about the challenge HERE.


  1. Jody, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! WOW!

  2. SUPAHHHHHHHH PRETTY, Jody! LOVE the added detail of sewing!

  3. Ohhh this turned out beautiful! Good job on this challenge!

  4. Simply perfect Jody! Wow~! Love that you added ink around the sentiment...FAB always ;)

  5. So pretty!

  6. Very pretty!! I love the sewing!!

  7. I like these white cards too. You did a fabulous job with the colors...and that is a great what you did with the scraper thingy :)

  8. love this! beautiful flower.


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