Tuesday 11 April 2017

Stitched oval, frame and border in turquoise

The card in this post was for a friend and was made using the oval stitching frame and topper from the Joy Crafts Wedding Collection - Cutting, Embossing and Embroidery Stencil 6002/1011.

Self coloured threads in blue and turquoise were used to stitch the topper, frame and border and card in shades of turquoise were used to matt behind them and the background layer.  There are no dies in this set to cut matting layers but the dies which allow you to cut the frame and topper out of card can be cut twice and overlapped behind the stitched pieces to give this effect.  Using the two shades of card to do this added an extra contrast.

The patterned paper on the base layer of the card was printed from the Cuddly Buddly download Cottage Collection in the Duck Egg colour option.  For the other half of the base I got a bit more adventurous and used the topper die to cut out a pricking template in acetate and used this to prick out a flower and leaf border to stitch.


Embellishments used on this card were blue self adhesive pearls, Stampin' up grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, silver cord elastic and a silver Happy Birthday peel off.

It's not often that I venture to use something other than for what it was intended but I enjoyed this little experiment.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xxx

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  1. Stunning card and the stitching is fabulous. Love the choice of colour. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  2. Elegant, stunning and incredible stitching. I adore the wonderful layout too. Your flowers are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing detailed creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Flower Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  3. Beautiful stitch work and a truly gorgeous entry into the current OLL challenge - thanks for joining us, Jx

  4. Beautiful. Some lovely textures in this and just pretty colors! Thanks for joining our flower challenge at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

  5. I've never seen this die used before...it's really cool! Thank you for joining us at Use Your Stuff
    Lyne - Guest Designer
    For scrapbook inspiration follow me at Lynn’s Everyday Ideas

  6. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Ooh La La!

  7. Lots of amazing details on your gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

  8. Love the simple elegance of this card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)