This beaded orange tree was my final assessment for the Cross Stitch Diploma and I've attached it to the front of a notebook for a cross stitch swap.
I cut a piece of gold 'watercolour' paper so it was slightly smaller than the notebook, rounded the corners and attached it to the front. I trimmed the orange textured card, rounded the corners and die cut a stitched oval in the centre. The sentiment was stamped in dark brown ink along the lower edge of the panel - this was embossed with clear embossing powder.
I trimmed the cross stitch and attached it behind the aperture. I placed a piece of white card behind the aida as the yellow watercolour paper made it look a bit grubby. The finished panel was then attached to the front of the notebook with foam tape.