Thursday, 25 September 2008

Cards

I made up some cards today using the samples I had stitched a month or so ago. I bought some aperture cards from Hobbycraft last week with the perfect sized apertures.



For each of the cards, I cut a square of wadding to fit the aperture. This means that it gives a much softer finish to the cards.




The first card is cross stitched using Stef Francis hand dyed silk and co-ordinating DMC Threads 797 and 912.


This pattern is called Mariano.

I used the same threads to stitch this Benecia design.



The next two needlepoint cards were stitched using Paterna Persian tapestry wool.



This one I usedcushion stitch











This card has a variety of cushion stitch and long stitch

9 comments:

Angelcat said...

Your cards are great!

Tenar said...

Hi, Thank you for visiting my blog. I like the idea of those cards. Very simple, jet so stylish and beautiful. I'll try to remember that idea.

Karan said...

The cards have turned out great - very elegant look to them. :0)

Elena said...

Very nice cards! I love how the colors are go one to another! Very beautiful stitching! You always amaze me!!! And I also wanted to tell that I tagged you. It is a game where you need to tell 7 facts about yourself and "tag" other people. So if you wiil have a time I would be happy to see you playing! For more details you can come to my blog! Thank you!

Emily said...

Thosre are really nice. Great job putting them together!

karen said...

these look great! also really professional

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Lovely cards. What a pleasure to get one of those!

hokgardner said...

These almost make me want to take up needlepointing again so I can make such beautiful cards. But I think I have enough on my plate at the moment.

Serena said...

WOW! What gorgeous cards!