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Wonder Card

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Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp!


This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is to add some stitches onto your creation, real, die created or faux, the choice is yours.

It’s A stitch Up

…and of course this hits home in my heart! You all know how much I love adding stitches to my project!
It’s been a while now, and every project I make I have to add stitches to it! It is addicting, and I can’t call a project done until I added some black stitches around!


The base of my card is completely covered with bits and strips of paper. When I do backgrounds I always start with book paper. I rip them and cut them randomly, so, often from every project I am left with tons of smaller pieces that I would hardly use on a new background because the pieces are too little. I didn’t want to trash all this paper, so I decided to use them all to create my background.
I glued them down then I let the glue dry.

With the spatula I added gesso making sure to not cover the entire surface – then I let it dry.


With a black water color pencil, I draw small strokes around the sides of the card and with a water brush I let the pencil dissolve creating a faded black shadow all around the sides. I let it dry and then with the sewing machine I stitched around the borders.

I usually stitch twice around my project, one is a straight line, the other one is more inconsistent. Sometimes I also add a zig zag stitches just to create movement, as I did on this background.
I stamped the Dina Wakley heart stamp with archival ink and then with the watercolors I added a bit of color. I wanted to make it all black and white, but then I couldn’t resist and added some red!


I also stamped some images from the Tim Holtz Great Outdoors stamp set and I found the perfect stickers to match the stamp!
And the card was done! Easy peasy!

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp is also on Instagram! If you would like you can also share your projects there, but don’t forget to use the hashtag #sssmchallange

And that’s all for today, If you have any questions, suggestions or if you want to let me know what  you think of this project, leave a message!

Zoey Scarpelli

I'm Zoey - I'm passionate about Mixed Media, Stenciling, Stamping and reading books.

  • barbara

    VAbbè sei la regina delle cuciture, che posso dire????? Favolosa! barbara

    November 26, 2017 at 6:49 am Reply
  • smouwen

    This is so cool, Zoey! Love the stitched edges and the stitched heart! Hugs, Sandra

    November 20, 2017 at 10:55 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Love this gorgeous card, Zoey. The background colors and the stitching around the edges are so beautiful. 🙂

    November 20, 2017 at 4:16 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This challenge theme seems custom-made for you! You always incorporate stitching so beautifully and this is no exception. Absolutely gorgeous background, too!

    November 20, 2017 at 2:17 am Reply
  • kath stewart

    beautiful card Zoey, I love how you stamped the deer on to the stitched heart and used lots of paper scraps to create your background along with your amazing signature stitching…hugs kath xxx

    November 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • wandahentges

    Beautiful card!!!!!!

    November 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Gorgeous card Zoey and I love how you’ve interpreted the theme with all the lovely stitching… 🙂

    November 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Stunning work, Zoey! I love the subtlety stamped deer in the middle of the heart. As always, you pick the most perfect sentiments : )

    Simon Says Stamp!

    November 17, 2017 at 6:01 pm Reply
  • Maura

    Love this one, Zoey! Great message, and wonderful and wonky stitching! hugs, Maura

    November 13, 2017 at 9:52 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    That’s right, the black stitches are your logo 🙂 Love how they match perfectly all your projects. This card is beautiful and very romantic, the background is so delicate and soft and the double hearts are amazing. Hugs, Marzena

    November 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm Reply
  • Cathie Cowles

    I love the image of the deer and trees inside the heart, Zoey. You have such a unique style that pulls on the heart and soul and this one is no exception. And of course, your stitching is always awesome. So beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

    November 13, 2017 at 5:21 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous card Zoey 🙂 I love how you used up lots of scraps of paper to create the background and the heart and sentiment are beautiful. Lovely stitching too! 🙂

    Lols x x x

    November 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm Reply

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