Welcome to my blog. Over the years that I have been stamping and paper crafting, I have so often been inspired by the ideas on other sites and blogs. I hope I can pay that back in some measure with my own. (In between laughs -- or cackles as my son calls it!)

January 29, 2012

Embroidered Flowers

Today I thought I'd share with you a simple little note card. It's small, roughly 3.5 x 5 inches. It uses a pretty image of flowers in a jar from the Sheena Douglas stamp line, A Little Bit Sketchy - Busy Doing Nothing.

This image was so sweet and unassuming, and it had a homespun feel with the glass jar and wildflowers. So after using my colored pencils, I carried that feeling along with some simple cross stitch embroidery. I matted it on a contrasting yellow card stock, punched a scallop border, added some tiny pearls, and it was done.

To do cross stitch or other embroidery stitches on cards, it really helps to pierce the holes first, using a template, awl and soft mat to keep the spacing even. Then, just sew like your mother taught you.

Here's a close up of the image and the stitching.

It's the perfect little card to use as a blank note, a quick thank you, or just to say hi. And the embroidery embellishment is flat -- so no extra postage. And that's a good thing, says this frugal crafter. ;-)

Be sure to visit the Crafter's Companion site to see more of Sheena Douglass' pretty designs.

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