The warm, fuzzy feelings led me to make this thankful card for MFT's Wednesday Stamp Club 48.
I kept with a very literal interpretation of the sketch and used the same Die-namics, Well-Worn Greetings, with the coordinating stamp set. The heart was cut from red felt using the Notched Tag Die-namics. I added a bit of flair by using the Simply Scallops Die-namics for some trim in cream card stock. This card felt "homey" to me, so I reached for some twill ribbon and added a big bow in lieu of using a floral embellishment, like the sketch. Feel free to take some creative freedom when designing cards using the sketches. They are only to be used as inspiration and you can change it up as you see fit. :)
I get asked pretty frequently HOW I stitch so perfectly around ovals and circles. I took some step-by-step pictures this time so you can see how I do it.
Die-cut your shape, and stamp as desired. (Ignore the messy heart, which I "fixed" with a felt heart for my finished project.) Use a pencil to lightly draw a line about 1/8" from the outer edge of your shape. Erase and re-draw as needed until you have it as smooth as possible and as evenly spaced as possible.
Now, use your sewing machine and stitch ONE STITCH AT A TIME, following your pencil line. The needle should poke THROUGH the pencil line. Keep your stitches as consistent as possible. It is especially AWESOME if you can finish in the same hole you started in. (like I did here)
Using a WHITE eraser, rub over your stitches to remove any remaining pencil lines that are showing. Depending on the thread you use, you may be able to skip this step. Now, pull the threads to the back and adhere.
You'll be left with a (mostly) perfectly stitched oval (or circle).
Here is this week's WSC sketch:
Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Blog and the MFT forum on SCS (look for the most recent WSC thread). You'll need to upload your card in the SCS gallery using the keyword shown on the sketch. You will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money. One winner is chosen at random each week!
Go get sketchy with MFT!