I have been working on about 30 hand-stitched backgrounds to make into cards as a special gift for my Mom, who is a master cross-stitcher. Some chronic health issues have delayed progressing on these, and I "borrowed" one of the backgrounds to make this very special card for a dear friend on the very important occasion of her 80th birthday. I promise to replace this background with at least 2 more for my Mom, and I hope to finish the set of cards and be able to mail them to her ASAP. I will upload them when I finish them, I cannot wait! I do think that I have become hooked on hand-stitching on cards. The hand-stitching is so relaxing, I totally agree with Jennifer McGuire! It is because I watched a fantastic YouTube (all of her YouTubes are fantastic) on hand-stitching on cards using a Paper Smooches cross-stitch die that I learned that such a technique with paper was available, I was THRILLED!!! I uploaded a card made for my Mom some months ago--this background I have used in this card had already been stitched...
The card is standing on the front of the envelope--and you can see a little of the "happy birthday" in pink. I love these dies--created by Elizabeth Crafts and Quietfire, such elegance!!!
There is a separate photo of the inside of the card along with a view of the flap side of the envelope, and another photo showing a close-up view of the stitching on the front of the card.
Thank you so much for taking a look at my card!!! Please know that when you leave a comment, you absolutely make my day!!! I feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful, supportive community at SCS, you have all been such a great blessing to me, and I appreciate you all!!!
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 GMT Views: 968
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 58968
Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 8:47 AM
How fantastic is this! Your mom is going to be so happy to get the cards you are making for her. The buttons are really cute, too. I used to cross stitch, then went to needlepoint. Loved it but now all my time is spent making cards. :)
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Sun, Jul 29, 2018 @ 4:57 AM
Wow - I need to check out that die! This is fabulous and that 80th birthday silver sentiment is fabulous against it. Love the colors. Wow - I can totally see how this would be relaxing. I would have it all bent up if I was doing it. So much love and time. Super wonderful card!
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Sun, Jul 29, 2018 @ 2:30 PM
Wow, Joanne, this card is fabulous. I love all that stitching and the silver chrome diecuts just are amazing. I am sure this card will be a standout from all the others. 80 years is a great thing to celebrate.