Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Thank you for All your Hard Work and FREE Digi for you!

Hi there,

I just wanted to share this card with you that I made last night for someone to give to a colleague, and I thought I would share something with YOU too!

I LOVE it! I made the topper in Photoshop, I'm amazed how {relatively} easy it was to do! One of the backing papers is from an old book which I picked up from a charity shop, and I distressed it a little more with Old Paper Distress Inks from Ranger. I'm addicted to sewing at the moment, so you would've had to hold me back to keep stitching off this card!

I used a zig zag stitch {with machine set about half way on the zig zag dial, with the stitch length set just below two} with burgundy thread, and then no thread on the straight stitch to create a pricked border. The card just goes through the machine like a dream, it manages to keep really straight!

So, what do I have to share with you? Well, as I said I designed the topper in Photoshop, and you can grab it HERE for use on your cards! I really hope this link works!! There are 8 on the sheet, and I would love to see what you do with them, so please leave a comment to let me see what you come up with! Also let me know if you would like more things like this!

Well, that's all for now, thanks for stopping by!


SheilaS said...

A beautiful card Clare and thank you for the download.

Fab said...

Beautiful card Clare the stitching is spot on ! :)

Unknown said...

Ohh Clare it's lush i really like this.

Kerry xx

~Emma~ said...

Hey Clare...am going to attempt the stitching thing...you have been warned! LOL! Can't wait to see what the future holds for you and many thanks for all the lovely inspiration you gave us through Do Crafts. Big hugs to you.x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabulous card Clare, love all of the stitching hugs Heidi xx

Sarpreet said...

Stunning card, love the stitching, I am very impressed at how you have achieved equal stitching in your zig zag stitching - i struggle there. (docrafts may have bought in Phil Martin - but to me he is a good crafter but not half as talented as yourself)

Kathleen said...

thanks for htese clare. very nice.

one thing i've always thought would be good would be textures - something you could print onto any colour card to give a texture effect - so in greys i suppose.

so you could get linen effects etc.

thanks again
kathleen mc xxx

Beckie said...

Gorg, was that printed on white card stock??

Fab said...

Featured on Papermood.com ! oxoxoxo Fab

Clare said...

Super card, love it to bits! Photoshop is a weapon of mass design, I use it more often than a knife and fork ;) Be glad to help out any time with tech tips or projects. Clare_2 xx

Unknown said...

Hi Clare - this is a fab card - thank you for the opportunity to use the topper in our own crafting - that is really generous of you.

Paula x x x