Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rainy Day Ramblings

A quick post before I turn in for the night.

It's been raining so much in NJ that it doesn't even feel like we are having a spring. Maybe that is why I have been thinking about the Fall lately, which is usually my second favorite season after Spring, but this year I'm hoping that the Fall will make up for this soggy Spring.

I've also wanted to try some embroidery stiching on my cards. I recently picked up some adorable templates, flourishes and curly cues, that can be punched onto cards with a paper piercer. Once they were pierced I was able to use a needle and embroidery thread to fill it in. I also learned a few things during the process, mainly that you need to use some kind of special embroidery needle--which I didn't have. The needle I did end up using left a few rips around the holes because it was way too big. Another lesson learned.

The second card is my submission for the current Moxi Fab World Challenge; Value of Vintage. I just love vintage and incorporating vintage images and embelishments into my cards, so this was one challenge I did not want to pass up.

I hope you enjoy,

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