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I wanted to let the background on this card get most of the focus, so I kept the other elements understated.

I made this Easter card for my mom with two challenges in mind (Young Crafters Unite called for stitching, and A Blog Named Hero for using Hero Arts stamps):

Young Crafters Unite! sewing/stitching challenge    A Blog Named Hero

I stamped the background with watermark ink and clear embossed it. Then I applied four colors of distress ink to make the background design pop. I pierced all the center dots before doing a cross stitch with brown floss to cover the whole thing. Honestly, this took a good bit of time to stitch, so after all that work I didn’t want to take much of the focus off that background. So I cut a little bunny with my Silhouette, covered his cotton tail with Stickles and stamped my sentiment on a banner. And a card is born!


This close-up shot shows the detail of the stitched background.


These are the main materials I used to create this card.

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  • laurie lariviere April 6, 2012, 8:32 pm

    how totally adorable Janice! wow, that stitching is just fabulous, I love it! hope you have a very happy easter weekend :)

    • Janice Daquila-Pardo April 6, 2012, 8:48 pm

      Thanks so much, Laurie! I hope you have a wonderful Easter, too. :-)

  • Mary Dawn April 7, 2012, 9:06 am

    i LOVE this! i will definitely be borrowing this idea, its genius! thanks for playing along with our first challenge!

    • Janice Daquila-Pardo April 10, 2012, 8:37 am

      You’ve made my day, Mary Dawn! :-)

  • Chari Moss April 7, 2012, 5:38 pm

    Wow! What a way to use a background stamp! Great colors and fabulous stitching!

    • Janice Daquila-Pardo April 10, 2012, 8:37 am

      Thanks, Chari! :-)

  • Linda Trace April 10, 2012, 2:19 am

    WOW I can’t believe you sewed all of that! it looks really cool.
    What a great card!

    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

    Good lucK!

    A Blog Named Hero

    • Janice Daquila-Pardo April 10, 2012, 8:38 am

      Thanks, Linda! Yes, it took some time to sew that whole thing, but it was fun. :-)

  • Ashley ROck April 12, 2012, 9:48 am

    WOW!! Great card, love all the distressing!

    • Janice Daquila-Pardo April 12, 2012, 10:10 am

      Thanks, Ashley!

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