Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps
Hello, Friends! Today I have a very special Authentique Stitches Meets Card Maps post for you to enjoy. I’m so excited to share that the Design Team Members of Authentique have teamed up with the wonderful ladies at Page Maps and have used all Authentique papers to do the sketches! Head on over to the Page Maps Blog and the Card Maps Blog to see all our creations. Here are my two submissions to the collaboration!
As a card maker, I usually come up with my own card layouts. But these Authentique Stitches Sewing Themed Cards were made using this card sketch from Becky Fleck Page Maps. You can find a group post of all the layouts, cards and sketches on the Authentique Blog. It’s loaded with cards and layouts created from the sketches that Becky so generously shared with the team.
I chose to work with a card sketch. This is the sketch Becky sent me, along with instructions to create any theme I chose. But I had to keep the card in a vertical orientation. You can also use this sketch to create your own cards with Authentique paper, then share them with us in social media. I think it would be fun to see what you all come up with!
Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: Needles and Pins Sewing Themed Card
This is the first of the two cards I made using Becky’s sketch. I followed the sketch layout, but added a few “Kathy” touches to the card. A die cut doily, Tim Holtz Rosette, Tammy Tutterow Sew Sweet Trims border, novelty buttons, vintage buttons and Little Birdie Flowers dress up the basic card sketch.
Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: On the Borderline
If you look closely at the original sketch, you will see a wrapped border/bow combo. I laced ribbon through Tammy’s Sew Sweet Trims Die to add this element to my card. There is also a little banner flag in the lower left hand corner of the sketch. I chose to add a second die cut border from Tammy’s set in lieu of that.
Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: A Peek Inside
I let myself go wild inside the card with pockets and flaps and some fun little surprises.
Open the flap at the top of the card to find a little pocket…and an adorable pink sewing machine.
I turned this into a little needle book by adding a felt panel.
Then I dressed up a little folio with this great vintage dress pattern image.
And of course, I had to tuck a vintage button card into the pocket. There’s room here to write a note as well.
Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: The Sketch Turned on its Head
This second card also used the sketch as a pattern, only I turned the sketch upside down.
Once again, I used Tammy’s Sew Sweet Trims to create the laced border, Tim’s Rosette Die, machine stitching and vintage buttons.
The inside layout is also about the same. Just different papers and images.
I lined the top half of the card with Authentique Spectrum Cardstock in Robin’s Egg Blue 1.
“Sew” there you have it! Mission Authentique Stitches Meets Card Maps is complete. Enjoy working with the sketch I used in this post. And be sure to check out Page Maps for more fun Card Sketches and Layout Sketches.
I hope I shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Other: Novelty Buttons, Vintage Buttons, Little Birdie Beaded Fancy Flowers, Pastel Palette Bouquet, Ribbon from my stash