Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stitched Daisy

A while back I mentioned that I didn't have any decent birthday stamps and I had my eye on Wishing You from Verve for some time. I needed some stamps with large classic fonts and this was that set. I arrived in the mail yesterday and I was so excited to ink it up but my back was hurting so much that I couldn't get into a stamping mood even though I knew what I wanted to do with it! Thank goodness I felt better this morning and had a bit of time to stamp.

I've been seeing a lot of giant floral images lately in the blogosphere and love the way they look but I don't have any...yet. So this is what happens when I don't have a big flower image to stamp with. I decided to stitch a giant daisy. At first I wasn't sure how it would turn out. Would I follow a pattern or stitch freehand? Well, freehand could be disastrous. LOL I punched out an oval and used that as a template for the petals. It's not perfect but I love the result.

Sources: Bazzill Basics cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Kraft cardstock; Verve Wishing You; Memories Black ink; SU Taken With Teal ink; Basic Grey button; Darice hemp cord

6 comments:

Inkerbelle said...

What a beautiful card and your stitching is l-o-v-e-l-y!! Sorry to hear of yr backpain and hope you'll feel better!

Cindy Haffner said...

Emily this is so STRIKING.

Silli said...

OM, what a wonderful idea...LOVE it......Hugs Silke

Stamp and Smile said...

What a wonderful sentiment set and AMAZING card!!! Fantastic work Emily... TFS! :)

Wendy said...

OMG girl, love this! Hand stitching, who would of thunk? LOL

Julie Hoffman said...

So I saw this on Splitcoast and had to pop over and comment - WOW you stitched that!!! It's beautiful! You are awesome my friend!