It's been a while since I posted a new card. So many things are going on in my life right now and I'm so behind in card making. The sad thing is, I have so many new images and so many new sketches and not enough hours in the day. Maybe I should stop Hand Stitching my cards and I could make more than one a day!!! I honestly don't know if I can do that.
Today is my Birthday and my family is taking me out to eat to Shady Maple. If you're from PA, I'm sure you're familiar with Shady Maple. Oh My Gosh!!! Why is it when ever you're trying to lose weight, people take you out to eat to celebrate. And to a Smorgasbord yet.
Well, anyway, my card was inspired by the sketch over at The Sweet Stop. If you love card making and sometimes get stuck for ideas, then pick up this weeks sketch and play along with us. You might be amazed at your creation.
I had a little trouble with the sketch because of the image I used. For some reason, my card ended up top heavy. So, I grounded it more with the butterflies at the bottom right.
The image used was July Larkspur from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. This is from a series of Month Flowers drawn by the super talented Leah Cornelius. The Happy Birthday is from "Feminine Birthday", also from SSNS.
The Butterfly images are from Fred She Said.
The Designer papers are from Close to my Heart.
The Hand Stitching around the card was done with matching embroidery floss.