Design Teams

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Use Kraft Paper

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is 'Use Kraft' Paper
  I used a floral image called Mustard Seed- I colored it with Copics and added a touch of shimmer. I also used a Technique Junkies technique called Shadow Tiles. Then, I added some stitching
around the border. I made a tutorial about sewing on cards- if you would like to see it- the link is HERE. The Candi Brad I added is colored with a Yellow Copic marker to match the flower.  The card is flat- even though the technique looks like it is dimensional.

Here are the SweetStamps Products I used:

 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 1015-11/14-Center Step Card. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Come and Get it Challenges- Use something New- Technique and image
The Squirrel and the Fox- Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge- Something New

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!


jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the effect. Looks like a piece of quilt. Very cool. Lovely card and I also went over and checked out your sewing tutorial again. Fantastic!

Maxine D said...

Shelly this is a fabulous - love the hint of dimension on this!

Donna Ellis said...

Great card, Shelly! Love the techniques and especially the "textured" background resembling a tufted or quilted fabric! hugs, de

Terry said...

So very pretty, Shelly! Love the tiles and the stitching is a beautiful finish! Stay warm!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, this card is so pretty! Love the background!

Anne Temple said...

This is so pretty. Love the shadow tiles effect.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, what a lovely design! I love it!!! So pretty!!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

your card is totally stunning! I had to come and check it out closer! I'm off to check out that link. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration.

happyglitzygirl said...

A cute card,love the quilted look, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Donna said...

I really love this card! It remind me of a quilt. I love the stitching and all your details. Gorgeous!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work. I felt challenged with this technique and you carried it out magnificently.

Michele said...

just beautiful Shelly! xo

Penny said...

Fabulous, Shelly! Really love the tile look! You gave it such great depth! Love your pretty image and all the stitching, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

she who must stamp said...

Awesome card - love the technique you used! Kraft paper is my all time favorite.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE this card Shelly! That technique is so cool ... excellent job! Hope you're staying warm!

:: BlueInks :: said...

The quilt technique turned out so good - I just love it!

Adventures of a Crafty Traveller said...

Wow! I was trying to work out how you stamped your image on to the quilted paper! Very clever and lovely colours. Thank you for sharing with Make It Monday linky party.

Rachael :-)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

FABulous piece of ART! Just luv how u did this, amazing. 3 days of cold weather for us is enuf for the entire year, will be in the 80's Sat. Xxoo

Roberta Swisher said...

That card is fantastic! I've not seen this technique before so I'm going to have to check it out....I love it!
Thanks so much for sharing this week at CAGI. We hope to see you back very soon!
Come and Get It Design Team
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Donna K said...

I am AWFUL at sewing on cards. I need to go check out that tutorial I suppose. Those textured tiles are awesome, Shelly…this is such a pretty card. Love it.

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Shelly. I love, love, love your card..I can't wait to get better acquainted with you and your blog. Thanks for sharing..

Annette said...

I love the technique on your card! It looks so authentic. And of course your colouring is amazing!
beautiful card!
Hugs Annette

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow those shadow tiles are amazing!!! Love the yellow on here too!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just wonderful work Shelley@@

.. of to peek at your tutorial!! Shaz in oz.x

Julie Temple said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Come and Get It!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome design, I love how the card looks like it has depth with the technique you used. Beautiful coloring on the mustard seed image and love the added stitching. Thanks for the stitching instructions.

Denise said...

WOW! The depth you created with your coloring in to create the shadow tile effect is amazing! It is such a lovely card!
Sweet Crafty Hugs

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Shelly .
Love this technique and your shading is amazing . Beautiful card .PINNED IT!
hugs Shirley-Anne

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good Luck!

Donna x