Wednesday, February 9, 2011

That's going to need stitches

I tried to resist all the Sew Suite stuff, I *really* did! But I failed. How could I resist that Designer Paper???? and the Fabric Covered Buttons??? Ohhh, and the jumbo wheel!

This sketch comes from the Clean and Simple website--FTL 125. We made this fun card last night at our monthly hostess club meeting.  In the past, I have unmounted and cut up several jumbo wheels, but this one seemed particularly suited to being "de-wheeled."
It's easy to do--just cut along the glued seam on the wheel with your craft knife. The rubber will peel off the wheel. I used my Tabletop Cutter to slice the stitches apart. I swiped a bit of Multi Glue along the back of the rubber and allowed it to dry, and now it works perfectly with a clear block! Even my clubbers who were sure it would be too hard were surprised! Because the strips are so narrow, it's easy to get them right where you want them on your image.

We used strips from the delightful Sweet Stitches DSP pack and then added Chocolate Chip stitching! I think I'll use the images from this wheel a whole lot more unmounted than I would otherwise! Give it a try and see what you think.

Stamps: A Word for You (158, 120528), In Stitches Wheel (Mini 34, 121946)
Paper: Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Sweet Stitches DSP (Mini 32, 121781)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sweet Stitches Fabric Brads (Mini 36, 121880), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder