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Monday, 17 August 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 261

The challenge for this fortnight is to use lots of layers.

I love stitching on card, and dies that prick the holes for you make it easier. I loved this set of dies from Tonic when I saw them, and decided to give them a whirl for this challenge. I cut the various layers and stuck them roughly using a minimum of glue towards the centre. Then I pricked through each layer's holes to the layers below and stitched the whole thing together. Believe me, by the time I was stitching the top layer, I really knew there was a lot of card to get through. I even had to change to a bigger needle after I broke to finer ones in a couple of minutes. I rather like that this design gives several options of how to stitch, although I could wish the holes on the knotwork die closer together to allow better filling of the pattern. Because the dies in this set are Verso, I can see there are options for cutting in to a section rather than cutting it separately which should mean there are more ways to use the dies.

I do hope you can join us this time.

3 comments:

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, love your layers and the hand stitching. Hope you had a great Crafty Cardmaker 'holiday'.
hugs
Glenda

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great card Josephine and I'm loving the stitching. Have a lovely crafty week, Angela xXx

crafty said...

Love all the stitching. It's years since I did anything like this. I must revisit!
Mary

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