Monday, March 28, 2011

We finally got some sun

and no rain!  It will be nice to dry out a bit and send the kids outside to release some energy.  Of course we are going to jump from 56 yesterday as a high up to 81 for Wed or Thursday.  I love the 70’s and we seem to skip right over them from winter to summer.  Oh well at least there is sun! 

So what do I have to show you on this warm spring day, none other than a winter themed card. knitting toothpicks

I am a very beginner when it comes to knitting.  I have been making hats on a loom for years but I bought some yarn at a garage sale last fall and the lady insisted that I take some knitting needles with it.  So I decided to try and teach myself.  So of course when I saw the Hand Knit stamp set, I just fell in love and NEEDED to get it on the very next order.  This is a fun simple card and I was able to add some knitting right in it.  The knitting needles are toothpicks (not my original idea I saw it online at Stampin Connection a few times) and the “yarn” is our linen thread (this was my idea, the smart ladies that came up with the toothpick knitting needles had crochet thread and embroidery floss that they used)!  It was kind of tricky getting the toothpicks to stick but I wound up some glue dots so they wouldn't show and used them.  The skeins of yarn are actually stamped with Sahara Sand ink but it is stamped off first.

Stamps:  Hand Knit, Curly Cute

Ink:  Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler

Paper": Naturals Ivory, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Glue Dots, Stampin Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Toothpicks

Tools: Aqua Painter

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Anonymous said...

Kirsten, I love this card - and even more so because it's in my hot little hands! Thank you! It's gorgeous. I don't have this set, but seeing it now.... I may just have to get it! Have a great day. xx

Handcrafted By Dawn said...