Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hambo Howedown #40

This week at the Hambo Hoedown the challenge was to use this Snail Rake image and a technique from Splitcoast Stampers. I chose to try out the Faux Stitching technique. You can find it here.

Here's a close up of the snail and the "stitching" it almost looks real, huh? And it was simple, just punch the holes and then draw a line between each hole to look like the thread.

I wanted the stitching theme to continue throughout the card, so I made it look like I sewed the sentiment right on the card, too ;)

The patterned paper is from PTI, the cardstock is a mixture between SU and PTI, the snail was colored with Copics. The punches are both SU, and the ribbon was actually repurposed from a gift I received recently.

Well, hopefully you are all enjoying the nice fall and the leaves that you see in this pic. Here in MA, we had a snowstorm over the weekend, and because the trees still had leaves on them, they couldn't handle the weight. Trees fell down everywhere, including right on our new camper :( Power is STILL out a lot of places, and school has been closed all week so far. Trick or Treating was rescheduled to this coming weekend, so its all been screwed up around here. Apparently we haven't had snow this early in the year in New England since the Civil War time!


  1. I love your blue snail shell! So cute :) And if I didn't know it was faux, I would have thought those stitches look real...Awesome!

  2. I love faux stitching! It's one of my go to techniques! Fabulous card!:)

  3. Such a happy card, love the bright colors and his bright shell! Such a cool technique, another one to try out!


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