Friday, May 9, 2014


I made the background for this card earlier this week for the online watercolor class by using the stencil method plus watercolor - used distress inks and water with the stencil.  Then I kept looking at it and couldn't quite decide how to use it on a card.  So today I cut it into 3 parts, stitched all to another piece of cardstock by placing the pieces together randomly so the stripes and colors were varied.  So then I had to look at it some more and finally just added the die cuts and a few sequins and called it a day.
Since I added some machine stitching will add it to Virginia's challenge for this month to have stitches/sewing on a card.

Paper: Strathmore cold press watercolor paper; SU baja breeze; PTI vellum
Inks: Ranger distress
Other: Heidi Swapp stencil; sequins from stash; MB die

Thanks for visiting today and your kind comments.  Betty


  1. Well, hello, Betty! This card is ever so LOVELY! It is intricate, dainty and gorgeous! I love how the stitching make the design look cohesive! Thank you for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

  2. This is so wonderful Betty. I love those split panels and that die cut adds so much interest. Perfect card.

  3. Such a gorgeous background, Betty...WOW! I love how you varied the pattern to create interest and your double cut vines are just beautiful! Love the colors you chose for this card, and your stitching is the perfect touch! Really pretty card!

  4. So beautiful ... love this background and your stitching is perfect
    Have a good day, Betty

  5. looks simply terrific, thanks for the idea of cutting and stitching it looks fab.,

  6. this is so gorgeous Betty. love the watercolor look.


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