Hello everyone. Today I’m sharing two hand-stitched cards with you that I created for Crate Paper. Stitching has always being a passion of mine, especially on paper. I love the extra detail it adds to scrapbook layouts, mini albums and, like in this case, cards.
The first card features a stitched background. I often try to find geometric patterns in a collection that are simple and easy to accent with some stitching. Here I used one of the patterned papers from the Flourish 6×6 paper pad. I went for a tone-on-tone look, as I wanted the stitching to be subtle but still noticeable. Once the background was ready, I layered a few more papers behind the front panel, making sure to coordinate them with the colors in the embellishments I was going to use.
The embroidered bird is so beautiful, I had to use it on this card! I popped it up with foam dots and arranged a few golden puffy sticker leaves behind it. The sentiment, which I fussy-cut to make the scalloped border more visible, comes from the sticker sheet.
To balance the bottom left corner of the card, I also added two mini tassels in the opposite corner. I just tied them together with some twine that I wrapped around the top fold.
For the second card, I went with a stitched sentiment. This was a little more time consuming than the first one, but totally worth it.
After die-cutting the words, I adhered them on the front panel and stitched around them. I opted for blue thread to give it more definition and separate it from the busy background.
I layered the heart with white cardstock to make it stand out more, and finished the card with two butterflies.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to add a little bit of stitching to your next set of cards.
Supplies: Flourish – 6×6 Paper Pad (344384), 6×8 Paper Pad (344406), Embroidered Patch (344392), Mini Tassels (344399), 6×12 Sticker Sheet (344385), Gold Puffy Stickers (344388), Standouts (344396).