Monday, October 13, 2014

Embroidered Cards - Cross Stitch and Chevron Stitch

Two embroidered cards today - my first experiments using a new (to me) stitching die from Papertrey Ink (PTI).  The die makes a rectangle of small holes, perfect for a decorative panel of embroidery.  I'm thinking of so many different color and stitch combinations for this die.  Both cards have elements in common, so I'm posting them together.

Note: I backed each embroidered panel with a plain piece of the same color.  It looks nicer than having a different color show through the little holes, at least for these cards.  
Card details:
  • Left card: card stock is Paper Source plum (light purple),  PTI royal velvet (dark purple) and vintage cream.
    Right card: card stock is Ellen Hutson white linen, Paper Source cobalt (dark blue - discontinued), and PTI scarlet jewel (burgundy) and kraft.
  • Both cards: dies are PTI strip stitch and the curved banner from PTI bountiful banners.
  • Left card: embossing folder is Sizzix berry splash.
    Right card: embossing folder is Sizzix chevrons (retired).
  • Left card: embroidery floss is DMC ecru.
    Right card: embroidery floss is DMC 791 and 902.
    Both cards: I used 3 of the 6 strands of floss for my stitching.
  • Both cards: sentiment "Thank you!" is computer-printed in purple or burgundy ink with Copperplate font, all lower case. 
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (389, 390)

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