Thursday, October 2, 2008

Two Stitched Birthday Cards

I finished two more stitched cards yesterday. They did not turn out at all like I had planned but I'm much happier with these two than the first ones I made.

I used a thin needle with a small eye to make the stitches so the holes didn't tear when I pulled the needle & floss through them like they did last time. A smaller eye meant only using two strands of floss but I think they look fine. I didn't sew the eyes or mouth and was certain I'd screw them up if I just drew them freehand so I marked the features with a pencil. and then went over them with a black pen. I ruined the blade on my paper cutter so I just cut around the little girl shape with my dull kiddie scissors since cutting in a straight line is not a talent I posess, and then glued them to some cardstock. The pattern I used is another freebie from Pimp Stitch that's no longer available.

stitched birthday cards

Not sure if I've linked to it before but there's a great tutorial on embroidering on cards on Craft Stylish.

10 comments:

Loralynn said...

Awe, they turne out really cute!

Miss 376 said...

These are lovely cards, with so many possibilities. I'm sure the recipients will be delighted

Coloradolady said...

These are really cute. I wish I had this kind of talant.

Mary said...

They are soooooooo cute!
Mary :-)

Diane said...

You mean that there are scissors other than kiddie ones?? Can I run with the other kind?

Superb job on the cards. I really don't know how you stitch them so perfectly! Could you add a text bubble where she's singing "Hollaback Girl"?

caroljean said...

These cards are adorable! Thanks for the link to Craft Stylish. I will be checking it out.

CC said...

I love these sweet cards..they are adorable.

Elizabeth said...

These are adorable, Patty! I love the little bit of white border around the girl! I assume it is paper you are stitching? If it is cardstock you could possibly use a larger needle. (?) Do you just use regular colored pencil to color her in?

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Those are really cute! I like them alot!

Kellie said...

Oh these are darlin'! You know, you could Etsy something like this!