In celebration, I made - wait for it - a card! hee hee!
My sister, a few friends, and I are headed out for a beginner's sewing course (where I will hopefully learn how to create my own bobbins, among other things!) but I couldn't let this day go by without getting a little inky. So, the owners of the cute shop where we'll be learning to sew just scored themselves a cute little thank you card - way to spread the love, right?
Is it too cheesy to bring a card with stitching on it to a sewing class? It seemed like a good idea at 5am... lol.
I used lawn fawn's "pa-ra-pa-pum-pum" set - isn't that rocking horse adorable? I don't think I could ever look at a lawn fawn image and not smile... I colored and cut him out, and mounted him on foam squares to an SU frame (it's a new embossing folder that comes with 2 little frames). Before adhering the rocking horse, I tore around the frame rather than cut it out for some textural interest. I also sponged around the frame in brown, and inside the frame in cream ink so that the embossing would stand out better. I stamped the hero arts envelope pattern background stamp over the whole frame and added the sentiment.
The patterned paper mat was so easy to create! A square punch made quick work of some scraps I had lying around, and I stitched it all together super quickly. It helps that I started keeping my sewing machine where I could see it - I always tend to use the tools that aren't tucked away, you know what I mean?
Are you creating a card for world card-making day? I'm linking this one to the lawn fawn blog, but there are contests and prizes up for grabs other places too, so get get creative!