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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Stitching Cards


Hi,

Its been another lovely day here in Somerset, but now its cloudy and rather heavy. They said it was going to cooler today but it felt just as hot as yesterday. As my husband Vernon has been out doing some gardening I expect it will rain tomorrow.

I thought you might like to see my latest stitching card, this is my own design which I drew out and then punched out to stitch.

Penny farthings are a thing of the past but they are easy to stitch. This card has been stitch with a pretty gold multi colour metallic thread. I then mounted it on gold card and then finished off with gold peel offs.



This picture shows the penny farthing before I mounted and put it on the card. Stitching is easy and the simplest designs can made the most unusual cards and look outstanding using different threads. The metallic threads are best well that's my opinion and then the threads shine.


When punching out the design try not to make the holes to large but large enough for the needle to go through without making the hole any bigger. one tip don't use knots on the back, a small piece of sellotape to secure the thread on the back is enough.


This card was stitched on a stitching peel off, and has beads in the middle of the flowers. Stitching peel offs are easy to use and easy to punched the holes through the peel off and then stitch.







This card is also a stitching peel off and stitched onto the card and also has beads in the design and finished off with corner peel offs








This card was stitched some time ago I did it in Chelsea colours for my father in law as he is a Chelsea fan, the image came from Kerry, I punched out and stitched it, I mounted it on silver card and then added football peel offs.




And finally my cat, this is stitched with multi colour thread and a bow and bell added around the neck, mounted on blue card and finished with silver peel offs. This was a stamp design but I printed it out and then punched it out for stitching.
Simple designs can be found in the most unusual places and can be easily adapted into a stitched picture.
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Hugs
Margaret

3 comments:

  1. beautiful cards and very effective,it has cooled down here in devon,x

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  2. wow margaret, these are all absolutely fanatstic, i love the penny farthing one.luv coops.xx

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  3. you are really clever, these are so detailed xx Jenny xx http://myinkyhands-jennifer.blogspot.com/

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