Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Cross Stitch Card

Today I have something different to share with you -- it's a card that has a large cross stitch design as it's main feature.  I was inspired to make this card by a pin I saw from Stitches in Paper and followed the directions outlined in her post. I love the finished look - simple, yet elegant. This very special card will be for my Mom's 76th birthday next week!

To create my card I:
  1. Printed the free rose cross stitch pattern from Roland - Designs on  thin paper
  2. Laid my pattern over a piece of kraft card stock and poked out the design with a tack (a paper piercer works too, but mine has a bit of a blunt tip)
  3. Stitched my design with DMC thread
  4. Created my card by adding a the die cut sentiment and a few sequins

I love that this is something you can easily take with you to work on when you can't be paper crafting, and it combines two hobbies in one (cross stitch and card making!). I'm certain you'll be seeing more stitched cards on my blog in the future!

This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - Summer Fun (working in my flower beds)
Shopping Our Stash - Leaf It To Me
heARTful Stamping - Dog Days of Summer
Wordart Wednesday - Anything Goes
Dare2Bartzy - Anything Goes
a2x Scrapbooking - Anything Goes
Stamplorations - Anything Goes


Mimi said...

Ooh, what a treat to have this as our #1 line-up at SOS this week! I saw this on your Instagram feed and oogled it's gorgeous texture! So terrific to combine papercrafting with other hobbies! 😃

Maria Rodriguez. said...

As a cross stitcher myself, I totally adore your card, it's gorgeous, the rose is beautifully done!!
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

Cindy C. said...

Wow what a lovely card!! Beautiful cross stitch!! Thanks for linking up to our August challenge at a2z.

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

missgailly said...

Gorgeous! I used to do cross stitch before I discovered Scrapbooking and card making. This has given me the idea of perhaps going back to the stitching and combining the two.

Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

Karen L K said...

Wow such a nice looking card and something different! Thanks for joining in over at the challenge at a2z Scrapbooking.

Conniecrafter said...

I do love cross stitching and having a cute scene to do on cardstock would be terrific, thanks for sharing the links, your mom is going to just love this!!

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Chandhini said...

Such a wonderful card with cross stitching. Your mom will cherish this beauty for years.

Heather said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for playing along at Use Your Stuff. ~Heather R

Chris C said...

Wow - your cross stitching is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

Arlene said...

WOW, I have seen cards with fake cross stitch, but this is so lovely. Congrats on the cross stitch. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Sheryl said...

I love cross stitch and I love your card! Super special for your mom!!!

Chris Dring said...

WOW! This is absolutely STUNNING!! I would have to frame it! Thanks for joining in our leaf challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Wow, stunning card!! Thanks for joining us at Dare 2B Artzy!!