Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Cross Stitch Heart Card

The first of today's red cards!  This cross stitch kit was actually to make a sachet, but I chose to make the finished cross stitch into a card for my mother's birthay.  I don't often use coloured card bases, but the white aida was a lot brighter than my card blanks so I used a dark red colour that matched the thread I'd used for the backstitch on the flowers.

I trimmed a piece of red card  so it was slightly smaller than the front of the card base, die cut a circle in the centre and rounded the corners.  I attached the cross stitch heart behind the aperture and added thin foam tape around the edges of the panel.  To ensure the panel lay flat on the card front I added a small piece of white card behind the cross stitch - this also ensured that no colour peeped through the aida fabric.  I die cut 'Mum' twice from red card, before layering the die cuts and attaching them to the lower corner.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" dark red pearlescent card blank
     Immediate Media  The World of Cross Stitching 'Floral Sachet' heart cross stitch kit
     My Favourite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' and Crafts-Too 'Mum' dies
     Woodware regular corner rounder punch
     Red pearlescent card and white card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Add a Heart
     Crafty Calendar Challenge - Use Die Cuts/Punches
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Include Some Red

Kath x


Pat said...

Beautifully done Kath and perfect for your Mum's birthday. x

crafty-stamper said...

Love all the beautiful cross stitch.Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
Carol DT x

Sue said...

Hi Kath, That is so pretty. Sue

meg said...

beautiful stitching in the lovely design a wonderful card

Kathleen said...

A very pretty image and a nice change to see embroidery on a card. Thank you for joining our 'At least one heart' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

brenda said...

A really beautifully crafted card Kath, so elegant as well, many thanks for joining in with our 'Add a heart' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done, loving the cross stitching!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge where it's all about hearts!
Ellibelle's Corner

Gale said...

Gorgeous card! Love the cross stitched heart! Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for