Join Sandy as she shows how you can incorporate paper embroidery with your cardmaking. She’s also sharing a video that shows her in-process tips & techniques.
Happy Memorial Day! It’s Sandy Allnock here…. and I had a red white and blue card bouncing around in my head – Memorial Day seemed a good day to share it. This is a holiday when we remember and honor those who died in service of our country; while it’s an American holiday, people all around the world can celebrate their heroes too!
This card looks a lot more difficult than it is – once I did some REALLY simple math, counting the holes and seeing what number divides fairly evenly into it – I just started the sewing! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.
See? That wasn’t so hard, was it? The trick I found to make these easier is to keep both colors threaded, then you can switch back and forth between colors without re-threading. I think that’s always been the hardest part for me, thus I avoided any stitchery.
The final touches were adding a popped border around the edges to cover the holes, and a hexagon in the center for the sentiment. With a little thread bow on it!
Over on my blog I’ve got more tutorial using Ellen Hutson dies – on the left, sewing on fabric! I show you how to design a pattern like this one on paper. Once you’re happy with the paper version you can jump into the fabric with confidence! On the right – a couple cards I made with various shapes of the stitching dies. Just click on each pic to go check out how it was made.
How about making a card today with YOUR country’s colors – and share it on social media? Let’s all honor those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice to make our world a better, safer place.
See you again soon!