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Monday, October 11, 2010

Stitching




Stitching is the theme this week at My Sheri Crafts...I really wanted to create something with my sewing machine but it just wasn't coming together like I wanted...so plan B...backstitching a vine...I'm pleased with the results...the sentiment is a stamp I got from My Sheri...love them...you get 5 or 6 in a pack, all different greetings intertwined with an image...sooo coooool.

Stitching Card

Supplies

9 x 6 1/4" card base in dk brown

5 x 5" piece of patterned paper

4 x 4 1/2" piece of co-ordinating paper, patterned but more solid

scraps of each paper for flowers

raffia

thank you stamp

brown pearl gems for flower centers

brown cat eye ink

brown embroidery floss

piercer

pop dots

adhesive of choice

Instructions

Score and fold card base

Cut a shield shape from the first pattern piece...big enough that the shield will cover the height of the card...I used 5 1/2". then trimmed to fit on card

Trim the second paper to fit underneath the first, ink all edges

On the plainer paper, lightly draw with a pencil, a vine design that extends up and over from the bottom right corner

Pierce the design evenly with a sewing needle or paper piercer

Back stitch with brown embroidery floss

Cut out 4 flowers at 1 1/2" and 6 flowers at 1"...curl the edges of half of them with a small needle, wrapping the petal around

Attach them to a flat flower, ink the edges

Attach the papers to the card base...arrange flowers on the stitched vine

Stamp your greeting, and cut it out, pop it up and attach some raffia for a stem

12 comments:

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

came out beautiful!

Marge said...

This is sooo cool & sooo pretty!!!

Doreen said...

This is simply stunning,and really pretty.xxx

Tanya R said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I have to say this project is so "au naturel" Love the browns, and your stitching is perfect!
Hugs
Tanya

Glenda said...

Beautiful---love everything about it!!

Davi said...

Wow this is so awesome!! I love your stitchihg, beautiful flowers and the colors. The raffia as stems is very cool!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a beautiful design...I just love the flowers with the stitching and the raffia stems on the flower look awesome!!!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow really love this its just stunning,the coulrs and detail on this perfect,hugs cheryl xxx

Maria Matter said...

Wow, this is beautiful hun! love how you used these flowers and your stitching is fantastic!
Blessings!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous warm tones and the stitching and flower accenting are just WOW! Beautifully done!

Dezinaworld said...

this is a beautifl card so pretty and elegant
hugs June xx

DORCAS said...

This is GORGEOUS card! Love the paper! Very pretty!