Friday, January 25, 2019

My Inky Friends Design Challenge #14: Needlepoint Nook Friend

My Inky Friends have found inspiration from the Occasions Catalog for this month's Sketch Challenge. It felt only fitting that I use a stamp set from the Occasions Catalog for my design. But first, here is the challenge:

Here is  my card:

I love the Needlepoint Nook Suite from the Occasions catalog. I've done my fair share of needlework. These images are so very accurate, because Stampin' Up! used real needlework for the Designer Series Paper and a process called photorealism to create the stamps. 

I found that my ink pad was better than coloring with markers, so I went with solid images, but varied the colors by adding a Crushed Curry label as a border along the top of my banner, I also used the Needlepoint Elements Thinlits to add  dimension to my base with the stitched pattern. Remember using the templates and piercing tool in the past? This is much easier! 

For my banner, I cut a 2 3/4 by 3" piece of Designer Series Paper and then hand cut the banner on the bottom. I also used embellishments from this suite- I threaded a piece of Old Olive Linen Thread through a Needlepoint Nook Mini Button and used a mini-glue dot to adhere it to my flower center.

My final touches were to add friend on the front. I used Old Olive and then offset a second stamp in Mossy Meadow. That way, it looks 3D. Inside I added a sentiment and a stitched image for flair. 

I hope you like my entry for this challenge! Be sure to check out the other designs by My Inky Friends at the My Inky Friends Blog.

Happy Stamping!



  1. This card is adorable. I love the bright primary colors and that DSP is precious.


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