This week's challenge at Just Buggin is called "Sew It!"...use sewing on your project (and of course include a die cut!). You can use traditional stitching, faux stitching, stamped stitching, etc. I decided to use faux stitching on this project. It gives it just a little extra detail, without having to break out the sewing machine!!!
To make the card, I used an 81/2 x 11" piece of dark brown cs, cut in half, and then scored in the middle. Then I looked through my stash of brown "scraps" and found all of these coordinating pieces which I turned into a collage on the card front! I can't tell you the manufacturer for them all b/c they were all pretty small pieces. But I do know that none of them were initially bought to be used with each other! I inked the edges of each piece with Cocoa CTMH ink and then adhered them to the front.
The die cut is from Accent Essentials and I used the shadow feature to mat it with dark brown cs (Bazzill). I added a small silk flower with a brad (Paper Studio) and a ribbon (craft supply) for extra detail and then stamped my sentiment with a CTMH acrylic stamp. To finish the card, I used a CTMH black ink pen to draw alternating dots and lines to look like stitching, both around the floral mat, and around one of the small pieces in the collage.
Thanks for looking! :)