When I saw this color palette for PDCC, I thought "no problem!" NOT! My brain just refused to work with red, pink, and white. I'd almost decided not to try when this idea popped into my head. I just used this stitch pattern on another project and loved the look of it. It was a freebie I found on a UK online shop called Stitching Cards last year. It's still there if you'd like to grab it. Can you tell I love to try out new techniques? LOL
This is a large card. It measures 5 1/2" x 8". If I did it again I would probably shrink the stitch pattern down some, but after stitching for a couple of hours late last night, I was not about to start over again. Stitching is not hard just time consuming, but I have to tell you, that punched border was a headache. I'm not sure if that punch has a matching corner punch or not, but I don't have it. So I had to figure out how to get the sides to line up evenly. I think it took me about four tries to finally get it even on all sides. I'm happy with how it turned out. Hope you like it too.
Paper: clear vellum, white cardstock, Bazzill Tutu Pink
Stamp: Stampendous Orchid Greetings
Ink: Fired Brick Distress Ink
Tools: Martha Stewart Modern Border Punch
Miscellaneous: DMC Embroidery Floss, Recollections Adhesive Pearls
Wowy Steph! You've put in quite a lot of work in this card, it's beautiful! All those lovely (and equal!) stitches, and you managed NOT to crease the vellum! Well done I say! Hugs, Ira
Sorry sorry I mean Tracy of course :-) I was going to send her an e-mail so I mixed up your names, please excuse me?
Really gorgeous entry for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge...you may have struggled in theory, but not in the end : )
So glad you did decide to play along, the stitching looks wonderful. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.
Lovely! The stitching is fantastic! So glad you joined us at the PDCC this week!
Very pretty card!!
Beautiful stitched cards Tracy. Thanks for playing along with us at the play date cafe :)
I had to look at this a couple of times up really close - it is so different, and yet, so YOU !! You got some kind of depth with it that adds such an excellent dimensional quality, I kept thinking it must be 3D. I think I will skip this challenge this week, I believe you already won it...
What a BEAUTIFUL card Tracy!! OMG!! it looks like so much work...I think I would have a very difficult time parting with this one if I were you....the color combo is so pretty.
Love those vellum paper, very pretty card, thanks for sharing!
OMGOOOOOOOOOOOODNESS! I love this card--I love that the flowers are stitched! Beautiful detail!! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC:)
Tracy....seriously...that is BEAUTIFUL!!!
You always amaze me and I love how you are always trying new things. Truly an inspiration!!
Thank you for sharing!
Wow! This is beautiful, Tracy! The stitching is just amazing.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!
I never got chance to finish commenting last week because I was away, so apologies that this is late, but what a pretty card for our challenge, such lovely stitching! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!
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