Monday, May 3, 2010

CAS and Hippity Hop Combo Card





Given the crazy weekend I had, I decided to do myself a favor and combine two cards I needed to make for two separate challenges into ONE card!  So my sample for today is a CAS card for this week's CAS65 Challenge that was to be based on the theme of Mother's Day or May Flowers.  (I chose both!)  And it also combines the Hippity Hop IHHC22 challenge based on the challenge that Lisa Arana has given us to incorporate stitching on our cards.
I used the flower from the Because of You {ippity} stamp set and colored it with my Copic markers to match the adorable DP from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl collection.  Do you see where I added the stitching?  You might not have detected it at first glance, but the grass was actually created by zig zag stitching underneath the flower with green thread!




In this shot you can get a closer look at the stitching. I purposely spaced the zigs and zags unevenly to make the strands of grass appear more random.  The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp from 1999.  I had to mask the sentiment to apply it where I did on the card and I also had to stamp the word DAY separately.




Well, there are a lot more blogs with some {ippity} goodness on them today, 
so to start the hop at the beginning, 
just head over the {ippity} blog for the complete list!

My apologies again for having been a little absent from SCS lately.  As I gain back the control in my own life, things will improve dramatically.  I appreciate your patience and prayers!

Enjoy the Hippity Hop!

I am so thankful that my bucket overflows with the joys of 
motherhood and kids that love me and support me!!  

23 comments:

Lone Pine Designs said...

Ooooo I love the stiched grass!

BonnieRose said...

Love your card Kelly! hugs

lynn said...

great card, kelly-love the grass:)

dahlhousedesigns said...

Hugs Kelly!!! Love your card and that stitching idea for grass is FABBBB!

lisa a.

Heather said...

Absolutely FABBY stitching! Genius to put your stitching as grass! Also LOVING your colors! Super fabby!

Lisa H. said...

what a beautiful card! great flower, coloring, and design! the grass stitching is a FABULOUS touch!

Melissa G said...

It is a simple card for you but I love it so beautiful!!! Hope you are ok I have had you in my thoughts and prayers. Call me if you need to talk. Love ya <3

Elisabeth said...

So creative as always, love the stitched grass, adorable card!

Karen said...

What a clever clever way to use stitching to mimic grass! I love that idea Kelly!!! Your card is fabulous, and I love the color palette as well!! Happy Happy!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

Stitched grass!!!! Such a great idea :) Can't wait to try it :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this Kelly what a great idea for the sewing!!!

Theresa said...

This is a lovely cheerful card. I hope it brings you some cheer as you are dealling with another of lifes 'interesting' chapters ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super super cute! LOVE that grass:) Have a fab day:)

Poppit said...

great card. You've match the paper, stamp and colours perfectly!

Gardner's Basket said...

Love the stitching for grass, so clever!!

Angie Blom said...

Beautiful Mother's day card. love the bright colours.

Susan B. said...

Beautiful card, love the bright colors!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great card, Kelly!! Love the colors!!

Anonymous said...

I love Ricky's scrapbook page! and call me if you need to talk. V.

Eryn Hagen said...

LOVE your coloring AND how you stitched the grass at the bottom...I JUST LOVE how clever you are!! :)

~*Joni said...

Kelly what a sweet card! I love orange so all these hues are so sweet on this flower. Love the layers. Huge hugs to you during this time!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is just beautiful, Kelly!

Jen said...

Burst of color popping out from this card and I LOVE IT! You are so creative with your stitching...OMG!
Hope all is well...take a glance at some of the little things in life that make you happy...that's what matters most!