For contrast, I used matte silver cardstock on the inside of the card for the die-cuts vs the mirror silver cardstock I used on the front of the card.
This was an extremely special card for me to make, and I spent more than 2 months creating over 30 hand-stitched backgrounds to create not only my Mom's 80th birthday card but also to create a large variety set of hand-stitched cards as a gift to my Mom, so that she could send those to her friends who cross-stitch.
I am not a stitcher, I watched a YouTube by Jennifer McGuire and bought the die and started stitching. But I had been looking extensively at what was out there in hand-stitching to see what was being done to give me ideas. I hope to continue to create the best stitched cards that I can make to give to my Mom, someone who creates at a level I will never be able to achieve, but I enjoy what I create, and I am excited when I see improvement in my work. Seeing her pleasure when she opened the card and her positive comments meant more than I know how to say!
How do you say thank you to your Mom when she reaches 80? I'm not sure it's really possible, but I hope that she saw in this card and in those she will receive as a set, that I put a great deal of love and effort into creating them as a tribute to her, and as a way of showing my gratitude to her as my Mom, and for all she has done for our family.
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 GMT Views: 458