I am taking a break from the VSN cards. It has been a while since I have done a blog challenge...so here I go with The Friday Mashup!!
This week, we were asked to make a card using stitching and/or a masculine flair. I chose to do both...but my stitching is of the "faux" variety! Isn't it funny...faux just means fake, but say it in French, and we're all impressed! LOL
Once again, I went to my scrap pile. I had this piece of designer paper ("Well Worn,") plus a scrap of night quite navy and river rock. My guess is that I intended to make something before, and never did. Fortunately, I had enough to make 2 of these cards at once. The card base is soft suede.
To coordinate with the striped designer paper, I embossed the NQN piece with the striped impressions folder. I used SU's "Praying Hands," stamped in soft suede on very vanilla. I tried to use my paper piercing kit...but with each hole, the guide moved a smidgen, so my holes are not straight. Yep. I can't even "faux" stitch in a straight line! I used my early espresso marker to make the stitches, then sponged the paper with river rock. The sentiment is from Stampabilities, in not quite navy on a decorative label punched piece of river rock. Antique brass brads add the final touch.
I am starting to make 2 cards at a time, when I can. That way, I can use one right away, but I add one to my stash. Great way to make cards without too much design time.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope to stamp more this week!