Thursday, July 21, 2016

Embroidery card

I so enjoy looking at all the beautiful stitchings that Christine does that I just had to give it a try and do some embroidery on a card for her.  I have done cross-stitching many times on cards but had not tried embroidery.  Well I couldn't find a pattern that I was sure of so I drew one myself and went to work stitching it.  I do feel bad that it took me so long to finish this card, I imagine that she thought she was never going to really get one, but it kept changing on me from time to time but this is what I ended up with.

Here it is closed, sorry it was hard to get good pics of it and get close up pictures at the same time.


Here is of just the stitching


As you can see when I taped it down to the cardstock I got a lot of buckling and you can see all my stitches underneath.  I am thinking maybe I should have put some stuffing down first, if I ever do this again I am thinking I may go that way.

Here it is open


Here is the side view


After applying it to the cardstock I cut around it with pinking shears.
The stars are Martha Stewart punch, I scored them to give them some lift.

Pattern drawn by myself
Stars -- Martha Stewart punch around the page
My mind's eye -- Wild Asparagus paper
Handmade paper under the stars
Memory Box -- Woodland branch
Stampendous -- Geo shapes stickers (berries on  the branch)
Cheery Lynn Designs -- Alison's Ribbons

Now I have to figure out who I will be making a card for next :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, I do really appreciate it!

Connie

16 comments:

Darlene said...

OMG this would have taken me a 'Month of Sundays' to complete! How unique and gorgeous! WOW you drew out your own pattern too ... holy smokes girl ... you are SO TALENTED!!! Just beautiful!

Janice said...

This is amazing Connie, hand drawn & stitched, what a lovely surprise make for your friend!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my, Connie! I love your hand drawn design, and wonderful embroidery - I can scarcely hold a needle these days, and admire such artistry as yours. Really beautiful, and I know your friend will be so touched by its loving beauty. hugs, de

Marie-Louise said...

Well done Connie this is brilliant. I would not even attempt it.

Donna Phelan said...

Well I just adore your project, I can't craft with any type of fabric/sewing and such. So Bravo! This is wonderful. I would even say it is Frame Worthy! Well done, Connie!

Shoregirl said...

I saw your lovely card over at Preferable Prim today!
You put a lot of work into making this Prim card - so fun to use stitching on cards!

Debbie said...

It is beautiful Connie, I hope the person who receives this puts this in a frame!! You did a wonderful job, the buckeling is not noticeable, unless you point it out!!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, love this beautiful card with your stitch work. It turned out so nice and ready to frame. I love that you used your own design to embroider. Have a nice weekend ahead. xo

April said...

Wow! Drawing and then stitching. I must say sewing is not my thing so this is really impressive to me! Great job!

Hussena said...

Love your easel card, Connie. Such awesome drawing & stitching. It looks so lovely :)

Pam Sparks said...

wow Connie! How cool! I love primitives and your card is beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

I have many times thought of using a stamp design for embroidery, but never would I dream of trying to draw it myself. You are one multi-talented gal, Connie! This turned out fantastic and she is going to love it!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I just love this!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Oliva Ohlson said...

Your stitched card is adorable!!! I love your drawing...so very cute! I've never done this type of card, and you have inspire me to try making one.

Lowcarb team member said...

Well done on this hand drawn and stitched card, I like the design.

All the best Jan

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Connie. Love the hand stitching. It adds such a unique look to your card.