The Merry Stitchmas collection launches today at Spellbinders! It's a collection of dies that can be stitched. I chose the Sparkling Mandala set to play with.
supplies: white cardstock, watercolor distress cardstock, Sparkling Mandala and sentiment from All is Calm dies, distress oxide inks, white embroidery thread, pearls
I first made a galaxy background using oxide inks, then cut out the detailed mandala only in 2 places. After stitching with 3 strands of white floss, I mounted it onto a white slimline cardbase, which allowed more of the details to show through, then added my sentiment and some pearls., 2 large ones in the centers of the flakes, and some smaller ones scattered.
I love how this turned out! The stitching adds some texture without being too bulky.
This die set also includes an outline die so that you can cut and stitch snowflakes which could then be made into ornaments. They make a nice size at 3" wide. Here are 3 which I stitched and plan to use this Christmas - just have to add some thread as a hanger, and finish the back with an unstitched die. On these, I did some outline stitching around each area. The bottom right one uses silver metallic thread; the other 2 are embroidery floss.
These would also be fun to string together to make a snowflake banner.
So pleased that Spellbinders allowed me to play with this gorgeous die! Thank you for stopping by!