Monday, 6 August 2012

Hand Stitched Card with Flower Embellishment

I was quite busy last week, keeping the kids entertained over the school holidays - but at the week-end I found some time to finish a hand stitched card, and start making a few cards, which I'm going to try at a car boot sale. We're having a clear out of video games and other things that are filling the house up, so I thought I'd try selling a few cards too! I'll let you know how that works out.

The card I have to share with you today was hand stitched, as I don't have a sewing machine. I've seen loads of stitched cards on the internet, which I think adds a really pretty finish to a card.

I used a paper piercer and the foam back of an old mouse mat to make the holes. This made it really easy. I then used a tapestry needle and three strands of embroidery thread to make the zig-zag stitch pattern.

In the next photo you can see the pierced holes, and a back stitch pattern I did on another card.

And this is the first of my cards for the car boot!

New Baby Card
This week I thought I'd add my post to  Handmade Monday, for the first time. I'm really looking forward to reading all the other blog posts.