Sorry! I almost forgot today was Wednesday! For those who were looking forward to a crafty post I want to share the cards I created using the embroidery talents of my friend. I didn’t want to show them before this because I was giving them to her for her birthday and didn’t want to spoil the surprise. Here they are:
I ordered the set of cards from Stampin’ Up and they came with a make-it-yourself box (above)
I added paper ‘peacock feathers’ to these two turquoise cards, along with bejewelled embellishments. I liked the frilly pattern along the top edge and think K’s heart cross-stitching went well with the background.
These peachy cards had a pre-stamped circle pattern on them. I added a frame of green to one of the cards and was able to find three tiny buttons to embellish one edge, along with peach-coloured embroidery thread tied in a bow and mini-jewels along the top edge. I added poppy-patterned paper (say that 5 times fast!) to the other and ‘dandelion fluff’, which was first stamped in brown with a dusting of silver paint over it.
These green striped cards have been embellished with card stock die-cuts – some that came with the card set (left), & some I punched using SU’s Boho Blossoms punch and stamp set (right). On the left-hand card I added striped ribbon and a flower using ‘Flower Soft‘, as well as red jewels around the frame. On the right, I stamped a swirly pattern with added jewel elements and a paper flower attached with a yellow brad that looks like the flower centre.
Here are a couple more. One is a tongue-in-cheek Christmas card with a sparkly striped frame and paper poinsettia attached with a yellow brad. For the other, I used a sparkly pink flower background with a darker pink frame around the cross-stitched flowers. I used Flower Soft for the flower on the left after stamping the leaf and flower pattern and added s simple white satin ribbon.