As some of you know House of Cards challenge this month is 'Stitch it Up'. At first I thought I would never get any ideas but the flood gates opened and I came up with this card.
|Finished card highlighting stitching|
Details showing the shimmer and shine of the thread and sentiment
Hop on over to the House of Cards and join in!! I am looking forward to see your interpretation of our theme!
|This month's challenge|
House of Cards
|These are some of the materials to get you started.|
|Lightly trace the stencil to your paper.|
TIP: Use a very heavyweight paper.
I used 110lb weight paper for this project.
|After all the piercing is done thread your needle.|
I would probably get a thimble to save your fingers.
Start from the back and tape the end to the paper.
Taping the end will decrease bulkiness of your project.
You can also secure it by looping through the thread too.
|Using only one color of DMC thread seemed a bit flat.|
So I undid the entire thing and started over...
|...With three colors instead. It adds depth and texture|
and looks so much better.
|Instead of stitching the star I wanted to stitch around the star|
thought it have more interest. Plus, you can add a sentiment!
|Colored 'peace' using a blue alcohol marker|
|Then added a mist of shimmer with Perfect Pearls and water|
|I know it doesn't look pretty but no one |
looks at the backside of the panel
|Trimmed the pane and added to the card base leaving the top|
longer. then scored the card on top and folded down the flap...
|...And added it to another sheet of paper. |
This is a good way to create large cards.
|Trimmed it down with a craft knife.|
|And WA-LA! The card is done!|
The multicolor DMC thread gives it so much texture and color!
|Wow this project DESTROYED my craft area!|
Funny story: I showed my husband the finished card with my eyes asking 'what do you think?'. He ponders it for bit and very matter-of-fact replies 'It looks like those old tube lawn chairs. Remember?'.. He walks away leaving me standing there looking at the card saying 'Oh my gosh, he is right!'.
|Remember? Oh yes I remember!|
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All the Best,