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Handmade Collection Inspiration | Hand Stitched Love Card by Jenny Colacicco

Hi everyone! It’s Jenny from JC Cards back again t​o share with you my final project showcasing the stamps and dies from the Handmade Collection​ ​by Stephanie Low. If you missed my previous two posts, you can find them ​here​ and here.​ My project today features the Sew and Creativity stamp and die sets.

Spellbinders - Handmade Collection by Stephanie Low - Inspiration | Hand Stitched Love Card by Jenny Colacicco #spellbinders #stamping #neverstopmaking

I really wanted my final project to feature a technique that was inspired by the collection itself, so I couldn’t resist adding some real (albeit very simple!) hand stitching to my card.

For the background panel, I stamped the cross-stitch heart from the Creativity set multiple times in clear, sticky embossing ink onto a 4” x 5.25” panel of cold press watercolor cardstock (I love this for ink blending – it makes it much easier). I heat embossed each heart in white embossing powder in between so that I could more easily see to line up the next image. It’s not perfectly lined up, but I think that the images in the collection lend themselves to a more handmade look, so I think a little imperfection just adds to that overall feel!

Spellbinders - Handmade Collection by Stephanie Low - Inspiration | Hand Stitched Love Card by Jenny Colacicco #spellbinders #stamping #neverstopmaking

I ink blended a pale pink ink over the panel from the base, fading out towards the top. I then blended a darker pink ink from the base, fading out about half way up the panel. I added some flicks of water over the top for a distressed look. I love how ink blending brings out the heat embossed images as they resist the ink. I then mounted the panel onto a white card base with craft foam.

Spellbinders - Handmade Collection by Stephanie Low - Inspiration | Hand Stitched Love Card by Jenny Colacicco #spellbinders #stamping #neverstopmaking

I stamped the heart image again onto white cardstock in a very pale ink and then used a craft pick to punch out holes to create my own cross stitch grid, using the stamped image as a guide. I then used pink ombre embroidery floss (6 strands) to stitch the heart. When complete, I used the coordinating die to cut it out, and also die cut another two hearts ,which I stacked together with liquid adhesive. I popped the heart up onto the card using foam squares.

My sentiment is from the Sew set, and was heat embossed with white embossing powder onto a kraft cardstock, die cut out with the coordinating die and then popped up on a thinner foam tape to allow the heart to peep over the edge. For some finishing sparkle, I adhered some pale pink, white and silver star sequins.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies​​:

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110lb, Catherine Pooler Designs Sand Dunes, Canson XL 140lb Cold Press watercolor; Ink: Versamark, Catherine Pooler Designs Just A Girl and Rose Petals, Ink on 3 Fadeout; Embossing Powder: WOW! Opaque Bright White Superfine; Little Things by Lucy’s Tutu sequins mix, ombre pink embroidery floss, craft foam, craft pick, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares.

I think this was my favorite card to create from the series – adding a little bit of real stitching is so relaxing and I highly recommend it 🙂 Please feel free to leave me a comment below if you have any questions. I hope you have been inspired by the projects I’ve created using the Handmade by Stephanie Low collection. I’ve certainly had a lot of fun and have been so inspired creating with it!


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