Today's Card is for the Flourishes Challenge #249, Stitch It Up, to add stitching to your card, real or faux. This was actually one of my Crafting Resolutions, to add more stitching to my cards, which I have done and am happy to participate in this challenge.
I went with non-traditional Christmas colors, I just love the papers in this pack by My Mind's Eye. I also colored the 'fruit' of this topiary orange instead of my customary red. I kind of love it! The stamp set is Holiday Topiaries by Flourishes. A beautifully detailed image which is just FUN to color! I pulled out my Janome Mini sewing machine and stitched a bright blue border on the layered papers around the focal image. The sentiment is half of the Love & Joy one. A border paper punch, Baker's Twine, some orange pearls and a pretty little paper pieced bird cut out using my Cameo, finishes off the card. I also traced the JOY with a glitter Sakura pen. Spellbinder dies, Classic and Scalloped Circles were used.
Still over 4 days to play in this Challenge so go check it out!