Monday, April 23, 2018

A Little Cross Stitch

Back in the dark ages I did a fair amount of cross-stitch.  I loved the shading available with all of the floss colors, but I did not like how expensive it was to frame a piece.  Eventually the close work got to be hard on my eyes, and so I put away all my materials and moved on to other things.

But seeing the merging of cross-stitching and card making makes me happy, so when I unearthed some 14-count perforated papers in my closet, I thought I'd have a go.  I found this pattern through a My Favorite Things printable patterns.

Cross Stitch Lavender

supplies: purple, beige, and black card, ecru perforated paper, DMC floss in 3 periwinkles/ 2 greens, 3 strands, Taylored Expressions Garden Party embossing folder, sentiment from Simon's Happy, Memory box Pinpoint Rectangle dies

It took me a good 4 hours to stitch this tiny little piece, but it was time enjoyably spent!  If you google cross-stitch cards, you'll be able to find lots of small-scale patterns that will work on a card.  And I see that you can still buy perforated paper, or you could get yourself one of those dies - Paper Smooches, My Favorite Things, and Altenew all have their own versions.  See some HERE.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great week!

7 comments:

  1. so sweet and love the colors you chose.

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  2. Gorgeous!!
    I once bought a cross-stitch that was supposedly a weekend project. Obviously they didn't have a family to care for, didn't sleep or do anything else from Fri evening to Mon morning!! It took me a lot longer than that but was worth it.

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  3. Very cool combo of two crafts! I liked cross stitch, but had no patience for it once I made an error. I am much better at recycling paper that I messed up stamping than ripping out stitches!

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  4. This is beautiful Lin - love the way you have so subtly shaded it - and yes I can believe that it took you four hours to stitch - cross stitch is not a fast stitch to do!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Very pretty card and I love the color you used. But I can't do anything with thread. We don't get along at all!!!! Using card stock. stamps and die is more up my alley!! Love the EF! Could you tell me what it is?

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    1. Thank you, Donna. If you read just under the picture of my card you'll see that I list all of my supplies there. The embossing folder is called Garden Party, by Taylored Expressions.

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