Monday 3 April 2017

Square Stitching Die - 2 in Purple

The next set of stitching dies I invested in was a square one from Ann's Paper Art.

These sets of piercing and stitching dies come with extra dies to cut backing layers and apertures which increases the variety of combinations you can create using them.  The following two cards are made using the dies and one of my favourite colours to craft with.  The first one was for an Auntie who is also a card maker and who also likes to add stitching to her cards.

Shades of purple and lilac thread were used for the stitching with flat backed lilac pearls added to the centres of the flowers.  Smaller self adhesive pearls in a darker shade were added to the embroidered square and centre topper.  Lilac grosgrain ribbon was added across the card to cover the join of the backing papers and also to make a bow.


The backing papers for this card were from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Purple.  The happy birthday backing paper was printed on to lilac parchment card.

This second purple card using the square stitched frame was for another Auntie and although she doesn't make cards she is a very talented crafter in sewing, knitting and baking and is also a keen gardener and bowler.  

The same thread, flat backed pearls and ribbon were used on this one but the small pearls were replaced with clear gemstones and a Happy Birthday peel-off was added to the little topper.


The purple gingham backing paper is also from the CuddlyBuddly download A Patchwork of Papers Purple.

There are many more cards to share using these two sets of dies in various colours and combinations and hopefully I'll get them all recorded on here soon.

Thanks for reading today
Liz  xxx

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  1. Wow! What a lovely set of cards-just beautiful stitching and design. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Birthday Challenge!

  2. WOW such a beautiful card! I love the colours and your stitching is wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  3. Beautiful card. Lots of love and work in this card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. Oh this is just super gorgeous. Love the purples/mauves and the die cut frame is stunning. Looks great and nice work here.

  5. What a pretty card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Ooh La La!

  6. What a stunning card, looks really intricate with lots of fine detail. Thank you for joining in at the OLLCB,

  7. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining in HIMCR challenge

  8. Beautiful creation Liz
    Thank you for joining us at OLLCB
    Hugs Julie xxx

  9. This is just magnificent. This is a card that needs to be framed! What a superb creation! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

  10. Your stitched border is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Jen DT for