Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

It's time for the monthly blog hop at Papertrey Ink!  This month's challenge was to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way.  I decided to create a background pattern with my embroidery floss. 

I started by scoring the lines lightly with my Scor-Pal, then I notched the end of each line with scissors and wrapped the embroidery floss to form the criss cross pattern.  I used the Signature Series: Butterfly set along with the coordinating die.  I also used the Mat Stack 3 die and the Double Ended Banners die.  The sentiment that I stamped on the banner is from the Everyday Button Bits set.  I thought it went well with the butterfly. . .and it fit on the banner!  :)

You can see the rest of the participants in the hop HERE.  Thanks for stopping by! 

34 comments:

Luanne said...

Love it, wonderful colors and great use of the embroidery floss. Wonderful card!

Rhonda said...

Very cute Charmaine!! Love the bright yellow.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Charmaine, this is so lovely & cheerful!

Karen said...

What a great idea! I love your cheerful card.

Traveling Mama said...

How CUTE! Love the background!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that we both used floss for backgrounds and Mat Stack 3. Love the embossed plate background.

Elena said...

very cute! and I love the impression plate you used behind - it all adds up to a bright and cheerful card!

Kay said...

What a great use of floss! I love the background you created, and I love your color combo, too!

Lindsay said...

This is so fun and cheery! LOVE the floss pattern! Great idea!

Mary Duffek said...

Love, love how you used the floss on your background...simply fabulous and oh so creative! Awesome card.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the crossing of the embroidery floss - what a great idea!

Marge said...

WOW -- way to ROCK the challenge -- LOVE it totally!!!

Jen Carter said...

What a fun way to use the floss!! Very cute!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, that background is just wonderful this way!!! Such a pretty card!

I'm Renee said...

Beautiful card.
Love the way you used the floss.

Laura Isham said...

Wow! I am blown away by your card!!!! I love how you used the floss for the background! I love how you offset the butterfly on the matstack, and I love all the layers you used, but still kept it so clean. I LOVE your card!

Dana said...

Oo, oo, oo, I love this idea!! I simply must try it!
Beautiful card!

Linda said...

Wonderful use of the floss on a beautiful card.

Karen C. said...

Very creative use of the embroidery floss. It makes such a unique background.

Carol said...

That was an interesting way to use the floss. Love your card with the flutterby!

Dani said...

So Lovely!!

beckynoelle said...

love your card! beautiful colors, butterflies, an awesome background, and my favorite sentiment! yay!

Laura B. said...

great idea, love it!

Terri said...

Great use of the floss. Love that background.

Peggysuez said...

Great use of floss on the background and nice color choices.

Suzanne said...

The yellow is perfect, now I want to try more yellow! And I love how you used the floss!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a wonderful background you have created. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing your idea!

Lori said...

The floss makes a fabulous background! Thanks for sharing how you created it.

Jessy said...

such a clean and simple, gorgeous card. love the color combo and how you used the floss.

Debbie said...

Creative background. Great card.

Rebecca said...

Fantastic background idea!

nancy jane said...

Great use of the twine. The texture and interest it adds is fabulous.

Babies- Beth said...

Holy cow, Charmaine, that's a lotta work you did! But it is oh so great of a background 'layer!'

Kristii said...

I totally love what you did with the embroidery floss!!!!So creative and Absolutely awesome!!!!

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