Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Technique Tuesday - Stitching on your cards
In this sample card, I used my needlework skills to stitch two simple flowers. I started with a french knot for the center of the taller flower. Then I made the petals with a loop stitch, secured at the tip with a stitch to hold it down. Then, I used a running stitch to make the stem, and more loop stitches for the leaves. I repeated for the shorter flower. I used four strands of embroidery floss. I did my card free-hand, although you can pencil in or stamp your design first. I used a sharp needle, and sewed right into the card stock, but you can pierce the card first for easier sewing.
For the folded-over top piece, I stitched a long running stitch, and added a couple of beads into the stitches. All my stitching is secured on the back of the card stock with tape.
Stamp a sentiment, and mount onto a card, and voila! You have just made a stitched card!
Thanks for stopping by today. It was a glorious day, with a soft breeze to keep the humidity down. I got to enjoy a couple of hours in my neighbor's back yard, working on my computer while I dog-sat her dog, Nelson. I was also up really early this morning, and was busy all day, so between that and the fresh air, I'm pooped! Early to bed tonight!
Blessings and peace to you,