Friday, September 10, 2010

Wanted: Peace on Earth

Today's card features a new holiday image from Impression Obsession - Stockings. As soon as I saw this image, I knew I wanted to go with a rustic look. The monochromatic stockings are watercolored with various brown/neutral Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain), and the colorful fruit is done with Tombow markers. The fabric strip behind the image is something from my stash (once upon a long time ago, something, maybe a gift basket, was tied with yards and yards of this stuff - of course I saved it!). On top of that is a length of brown twill, and last is a button/burlap ribbon/twine accent. Love all the texture these materials add! The sage green woodgrain patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Wanted Mini-Deck. Vintage brads, zigzag stitching on the image panel, and lots of distressing complete the look. Stockings and tons of other Impression Obsession holiday images are available at Stamper's Dream.

One small detail: I hand-stitched around the patches on the stockings with some ivory heavyweight thread.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Stockings (Impression Obsession)
Paper: Prismatics Ivory Simply Smooth card stock, Strathmore Series 400 watercolor paper, Cosmo Cricket Wanted Mini-Deck
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Tombow markers, water brush, distressing tool, needle and thread, SU vintage brads, fabric strip, Offray brown twill, SEI burlap ribbon, Papertrey button, May Arts burlap string, foam adhesive
Size: 5 1/2" square


  1. Amy your rustic stockings card tugs at my heart strings on so many levels. The tiny stitches, painstakingly stitched on the patches are precious. I wonder if you would consider selling this card. It would be a treasured keepsake in my home.

  2. This card is amazing! Simply amazing. From the layout, to the coloring, to the wonderful hand stitches on the stockings. Your eye for the details sets this and all your cards apart from so many out there! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us! I look forward to each and every one of your posts!

  3. Love the shabby and tattered feel, excellent coloring...gorgeous! I visit frequently but don't often comment, just had to say how much I love this card!

  4. What a gorgeous rustic card! I love the tiny stitches on the stockings. That salvaged burlap trim fits just right. I too have many such pieces tucked away waiting for the perfect piece to adorn!

  5. That stitching on socks just blew me away. You're incredible!!

  6. I love the stitching details on the socks. So creative and fabulous!

  7. Beautiful Amy!! Peace on Earth...wouldn't that be nice?

  8. Wow! Love all the details you gave to this card. The layers of "rustic-ness" really make this card stunning. And hand stitching on the patches...are you loving having the house back to yourself again? Lucky us!

  9. Oh my gosh, hand stitching along the patches is BRILLIANT! What an awesome detail!

    ....your cards are ALWAYS so beautifully detailed!


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