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Monday, 2 September 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 240

The theme for this fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers is Pearls and/or Gems. I've made a couple of cards using paper embroidery for this challenge. A craft group I belong to tries many different crafts, and a little while ago I did a session on paper embroidery and I made some samples in advance so that people could see the sort of thing that can be done. The other members aren't necessarily cardmakers, or even papercrafters, so it seemed a good idea to have some good examples.


This first card was made using a pricking pattern taken from 101 Ideas for Embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens. I used two strands of machine embroidery thread to complete the stitching, and finished each flower with a sticky gem. The central butterfly embellishment was cut using a Spellbinders die set.

Before I discovered books on paper embroidery, I bought some stencils. I used a Quadrant stencil to prick the pattern for this card.

Again, I used machine embroidery thread for the stitching, this time using metallic type threads. I finished the card using some flower shaped gems I've had for many years. They actually reflect a mix of blue, green and pinkish tones depending on how the light hits them, but some shades seem more obvious in the photo. The background paper is from a pad which was a magazine freebie quite a while ago.

I do hope you can join us this time.

4 comments:

Chriss America Real said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous!

Hugs,

Chriss

Kim x said...

Lovely stitched cards Josephine. I am in the throws of stitching, but not on cards. Emma has just started school and I am on label stitching duty :O)
Hugs Kimx

Glenda Atkins said...

Amazing card using the paper embroidery technique, just gorgeous. Both cards are outstanding!
hugs
Glenda

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving the technique you've used here. Gorgeous. Angela xXx

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