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!