Monday, February 06, 2012

stamp and stitch valentine card


I've been meaning to do some chain stitch on a card ever since I did my "libby" card with back stitch on, but I didn't know what do use it on until some new stamps from Crafty Individuals dropped through the post. I love the selecion of heart stamps, they remind me of fractals or zentangles (but so much easier than drawing your own)

I am entering this card for the sunday stampers "heart" theme.

I used an insert on this card to cover up the messy stitching detail on the inside of the card, but I chose to use some pretty paper to do this. so as not to waste its prettiness, I cut out the smallest heart from the stamped image to show it.

(a quick "how-to": Stamp the image in black onto white card, with a piercing tool or sewing needle make holes around the heart at regular intervals. Using two threads (taken from a six thread) of embroidery silk, chain stitch through the holes. Cut the smallest heart out with a craft knife. Apply double sided tape to the back of the stitches and position the insert.)

12 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful card Joanne - perfect for Valentine's day! Jean

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  2. Ooh, I just LOVE this. I love stitching on cards anwway but doing a bit of embroidery is even more fab. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

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  3. GORGEOUS Joanne, love that stamp (need it ahem) and love the stitching, it really makes the whole design pop... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  4. Gorgeous! The embroidery adds such a wonderful tactile element to the card and really sets off the delicate lines of the image. Wonderful!

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  5. So beautiful and your stitching has me in awe.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. Beautiful design. I imagine it was really lovely sitting stitching this I love to add hand stitching with bead inclusions if I can.

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