It's my favorite day of the month - Designer Challenge Day!
Eleven of them participate each month in the Designer Challenge and if you'd like to bookmark their blogs, you'll find a handy list of links in the sidebar to the left.
The worldwide web is a beautiful thing. The designers are from five different countries and five different states and through the power of the interwebs (heh), all of their amazing inspiration collides into one epic blog post each month.
This month the theme is RED plus Stitched Framelits. You can see all the projects and find links to the specific blog posts on the Sizzix Blog Here.
For my project, I knew I wanted to make a wedding card for John's cousin Jennifer, who is marrying Tony on Saturday. My original thought was to make a more traditional card focused on their big day, but then I spotted this beautiful Home-themed patterned paper from Little Yellow Bicycle and it made me think more in terms of celebrating their future life (and home) that they will build together from this day forward.
This month's video tutorial is an overview of Stitched Framelits and how to get different looks.
For my card, I used the Pressed Down Debossed Stitch effect for all the labels.
Here is a close-up of the House so you can see some of the details. I embossed the texture onto the house using the Silicone/Impressions sandwich (learn about that technique in the Thankful House Video Tutorial) and then, while the paper was still in the die, I sponged red ink through the holes and onto the embossed surfaces for a clean look. I also used the die as a stencil and outlined all the bricks and slats with a red felt-tip pen before removing the paper from the die. For the curtains, I put tiny strips of a sheer red ribbon in between the window frames and panes. The heart is cut from felt.
For a place to write a personal message, I added a Pressed Down Debossed Sassy Label to the bottom portion of the card.
There are so many amazing RED Stitched Framelits inspiration projects, that you'll want to make sure to check out the Sizzix Blog and then each of the individual blogs as well. Just settle in with a drink and snack - it's worth it!
If you're interested in purchasing the products I used on my project, here are some shopping links. I also included a link to the Circle Label Stitched Framelits, which are not used on my project, but are shown in the video.
My final Designer Challenge for Sizzix will be posted on the Sizzix blog on December 5th. The theme is "Anything Goes" so you will see a wide variety of colors, themes and textures from the designers. One twist, though, is that they will all feature a different insert or die from the Karen Burniston collection. This means that you'll get the opportunity to see around a dozen different dies featured in one post. It will be epic - mark your calendars!