Sarah Stetler Miller. Fine Art, Mixed Media, Fabric Art, Paper-crafts, Quilting, Child of God.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Manhattan Flower


I have the Manhattan Flower embossing folder, so I tried a different twist. I love this embossing folder. I ran the whole card through the Big Shot. Then I took two different DSP and embossed each of the patterns. Then I cut out several areas of the DSP from inside the embossed areas. I glued them to the corresponding areas of the embossed Card. I added pastels to the raised areas and covered some of the white edges. My daughter and I wondered if I should have made white "stitch" marks so it looked more like an applique. What do you think?

35 comments:

Angi said...

Sarah, this is so very pretty! Great job!

Pam said...

Oh wow! What a really great idea! Now, I can't wait for morning so I can give that a try!

Wendy Roberts said...

Very interesting idea!
Wendy Roberts
stampit@vcn.com

Kay said...

Heh- What a great idea!!!! SUPER!!!! Hugs Kay Mespelt (petking@vcn.com)

thestampinglady said...

How creative. I would like to see one with white stitching as you suggested just to see the contrast.
Darlene--thestampinglady@gmail.com

Kimberly Johnson said...

What a totally shabby chic look. White gel pen stiches or even real stitches. Hmmmm...what a thought!
Very cute! TFS!

Denise Kay Foor said...

Wow color combo. Thanks for sharing your technique.

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galias said...

WOW neat idea. Love that Rose!!!
TFS & enjoyed your Blog

Gayle Schrock

Becky said...

I think the stitch marks would make it look like applique, could be very cute.

Barbara Welch said...

HI Sarah...I absolutely love this. I will have to give this a try once my new folder arrives (my first one broke in half). Thanks for sharing.
Barbara
cre8tivestamper@cox.net

rush8888 said...

it takes many people to try out one idea and one person to go way beyond that idea to create something unique. super job!

Robin said...

I like your idea of paper piecing some of the petals! Your card is beautiful

Nicole said...

Reminds me of stained glass, neat new technique!

Hugs, Nicole
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Just your everyday average married momma... said...

Holy cow that had to have taken some time - but looks WELL worth ti as it is BEAUTIFUL!!! Great work!
Hmmm I wonder if the white stitching would just jumble up the beauty? I really love the way it looks right now..... and it's hard to mess with perfection LOL!
Great Work regardless - I tried this tech using the small embosslit flower and woah, TOO tiny for that LOL, I never thought to try it out on my Manhattan Flower.... now it's a MUST!

Thank you for sharing!
Elizabeth Sloman
www.mamastamper.com

Teri said...

Adorable! Good job! I love that set.

Dawn said...

Wow - what a great idea. I think the stitch marks would look good - make it stand out even more. Love that folder!

bonnie32002 said...

I have admired the manhattan flower from afar...you have made a really lovely design.
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Jennifer said...

Very pretty card using the Manhattan Flower. I just got it and
want new Ideas of using it, thanks
for showing your technique with us.
I enjoyed looking at your blog, so
many wonderful Idea!

Deb Lenox Leesburg, Virginia said...

Sarah,
very nice....
thanks for sharing
Deb

Stamping Ideas With Peg said...

Wow!That is a very clever technique! You are awesome Sarah! It would be interesting to see it with the stitching!

Wendybird said...

Great technique! I seem to be in the minority here, but I'm thinking the faux stitching would be too much. Maybe actual stitching instead with a complimentary color so it doesn't really pop too much?

Christine said...

Very cool. I love that you used the DS paper!! What a creative twist.

A Touch of SOL said...

WOW! This is beautiful and unique. You are very talented for thinking outside the box. I love this die as well...

Jane said...

Sarah, what a great way to accent the flowers. You are so creative.
Jane B

Sue said...

Neat technique. I think the white stitchmarks would look nice -- complete the applique look.

Tehachap said...

Lovely card -- I'd add the white to the Manhattan card to make it pop even more!

And thanks for sharing your paper pierced card. I just received that set and I love the look of paper piercing.
Carol Westover
tehachap@yahoo.com

deniset616 said...

Sarah- TFS this twist on embossing. Very pretty. I would like to see it if you try some of the faux stitching.

Nancy Dawson said...

Beautiful card and great color combo. I have the die and have seen soooo many cards with the stamps so I guess I'll have to break down and get those! TFS Nancy
nancy@centralva.net

Teri said...

Very pretty. I guess I'll have to try one of these now. Thanks for the chance to win.

tericout@yahoo.com

virginia said...

Congratulations on a great blog !

Nancy Legate said...

WOW! C@@L Idea! I can't wait to give it a try myself. Thanks for sharing. Nancy l :^) -- Got Stamps?

Kelly said...

that is really cool. It makes it look like a quilt. I have to try it.

Linda said...

Love this! So Unique - gotta try this! Bet it is a fairly long process.

elaine said...

The stitch marks might make it a nice country looking card but I think it is great, very artsy the way it is without the stitch marks.

Either way, it is a beautiful card and I love the idea of cutting the parts out of different DSP. Thanks for sharing
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Amanda said...

I really like the color and pattern combinations, very pretty!!
Amanda Staunton
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