Friday, June 17, 2011

Say It In Yellow, Orange and Turquoise


This week's challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps is to say it in Yellow, Orange and Turquoise. I decided to use my most trusted AnnaBelle stamp set - Ballerina Rose. I decided to take some inspiration from a couple of cards in the latest US CARDS magazine which I subscribe to and try hand sewing.

I stamped the Ballerina Rose image on to some Thrift Shop DP from October Afternoon and then hand cut them out. I then individuallly hand sewed them onto some cream card that had been embossed with my Fleur De Lis Impressabilities plate. Following this, I used my paper piercer to pierce some flourishes and then hand sewed them with some kraft coloured thread. Finally I stamped my sentiment from Jasmine's Cupcake in Pumpkin Pie ink and adhered this layer to a Kraft base.

On the inside I again embossed my cream layer with my Fleur De Lis Impressability again, stamped the sentiment from Acacia in Pumpkin Pie ink and adhered two more flowers from Ballerina Rose along the bottom. I matted this on some yellow Thrift Shop paper before adhering to the inside.

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Here are the other designers - check out their lovely creations!
and our fabulous guest designer - Janet O'Brien

Stamps: Ballerina Rose, Acacia, Jasmine's Cupcake (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Cardstock: Kraft, Very Vanilla (SU); Thrift Shop DP (October Afternoon)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Accessories: Fleur De Lis Impressability (Spellbinders); linen thread; kraft thread; paper piercer


  1. This is absolutely beautiful Kerry. I just love your stitching and flower border. Genius.

  2. Kerry this is simply stunning! Love, love, love the stitching!

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Your hand stitching came out really it! :)


  4. This is beautiful love how you used the colors!!!!

  5. There is no end to your 'awesomeness' Kerry!! I love your hand stitching and your layout is gorgeous! :)