Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stamp-a-Faire 2015: Thread Nests Challenge

The third Stamp-a-Faire challenge has a tutorial for making thread nests.  I always wondered how Laura Bassen did it and now I know!

I stamped the stitched-style chevron border from Background Basics: Stitching on white cardstock in graduated colors: Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, and Pure Poppy.  I really like how it looks!  I got this stamp set several months ago and this is the first time I've used it.  It won't be the last.  :)

I used gold metallic thread to create my messy thread nest, and then placed my embossed sentiment on Dark Chocolate cardstock over top.  I added some random dots of gold Stickles to finish it off.  I love the touch of sparkle!

This will make a great masculine birthday card, or even for an autumn birthday.

Stamps:  Movers & Shakers Sentiments, Background Basics: Stitching (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink); VersaMark
Paper:  White, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Golden Rod Stickles, gold metallic thread (Coats & Clark); white embossing powder (Filigree) 


  1. Very pretty and I love the colors.

  2. So pretty! I love the pattern you chose to stamp your background and the ombre colors!! You stamped it so perfectly!!

  3. Fab card- will have to remember this one.


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