This card qualifies for the Designing D.I.V.A.S. Monthly challenge...the requirement was stitching..real or
faux... and I'm a faux kind of girl all the way but I decided to actually sew on this card...didn't know I could actually do it.
Here is the invitation:
I started with a heavy-duty chocolate brown card stock base cut at A2 size and scored down the middle. Layered on the Touchdown by Reminisce DP..this paper is double-sided...
Sure Cuts A Lot software. I ran the footballs through the Cuttlebug using the Tiny Mosaic folder to give it that leathery look. I got the idea for the leather on the home page of SCS the other day (Wallet Project). I then embossed the debossed side of the football with Zing Chocolate embossing powder. Used a paper piercer to pierce holes in the center cut-outs and stitched with embroidery thread (half strand doubled). Adhered to card with Stampin' Up dimensionals. Ran the ribbon through my Xyron machine and attached. I roughed up the edge of the ribbon and used a Tim Holz edge distresser to roughen up the edges of the card. I stamped the inside of the card with a foam "You're Invited" stamp I finally found in my stash using Brilliance Moonlight White.
Here is Macro shot I took with my Canon 100mm Macro lens....
I have got to get these invitations addressed and in tomorrows mail....or mother will have my hide...or pigskin...which is more appropriate for the occasion!!!