Thursday, March 14, 2013

What's the Hoop La La??

Good Morning, Stampers!

I LOVE this sketch that Connie and Mary have for us this week! It is simple and clean - my kind of sketch!

I finally got a chance to play around with the stamp set Hoop La La from the Idea Book and Catalog. I used to cross stitch many years ago, but now I stamp-stitch! SO much easier!

I began by stamping a small piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock with the Netting background stamp in River Rock ink. I punched that out using a 1 3/4" circle punch. I stamped the cross-stitched flower image using Regal Rose, Lucky Limeade and Soft Suede ink. On a separate piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock, I stamped the hoop in Soft Suede and cut it out. I adhered the cross-stitched flower image to the hoop from the back. I adhered a piece of 3 1/2" squared Natural's Ivory cardstock to the front of a River Rock scalloped square card. I adhered the hoop to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. The needle ( I LOVE this!) was stamped using a Lucky Limeade and Basic Gray marker. Finally, I added a piece of Tea for Two DSP to the card front. The button is layered with a 7/8" scallops circle embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder and a 1/2" Ivory Natural's circle. It is all adhered to the card front with glue dots and a Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine bow.

Stamps: Hoop La La
Ink: Regal Rose, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede
Paper: Naturals Ivory, River Rock, Tea for Two DSP
Accessories: Basic Gray Marker, Lucky Limeade Marker, 7/8" scallop circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, Natural desinger Buttons, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Sizzix Scallop Square die

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Narelle Farrugia said...

This is so pretty Melissa - love the soft colours and the cross-stitch image!

Deb said...

This is so sweet and adorable! Love the colors! And I love the layered button!!

Heidi Baks said...

The netting BG really caught my eye. What a clever idea!

Alyssa said...

I love the use of the netting BG stamp! Very clever!! Just added it to my wish list!

Debbie Henderson said...

The hoop looks so real Melissa. Great colors and great way to use that stamp set!

Lisa said...

Wow...looks like real crosstitch. Great card!

Karren said...

So clever. Lisa is right - this does look like real cross-stitch. Great job!