Merry Stitchmas Collection Inspiration with Caly Person
Hi, Everyone! This is Caly Person with you today! I’m sharing three cards using products from the Merry Stitchmas Collection. I tried to pick a non-traditional color scheme for my cards today using pinks and greens. Gives it softer look and I hope you like these projects!
I used standard six-stranded embroidery floss for today’s stitching panels along with some gold thread. You’ll notice the colors I choose are not only in the thread, but also in the cardstock. I started with white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers to match the thread that I used for the projects.
For my first card, I die-cut the Diamond Stitch die 3 times. I used Copic markers (G20, G24, R81, RV29) to color each of the diamonds to create a pattern before stitching them with gold thread. Since the diamond strips are so colorful, I decided to stitch them all with gold thread.
I attached the Diamond Stitch strips over cream cardstock and attached this panel with foam adhesive over a cardbase, giving it a nice and thick border all around.
For my second card, I die-cut the Stitchmas Tree panel in white. I used the G20 marker to color the tree portion and the E31 marker to color the trunk of the tree. Then, I stitched my tree with embroidery floss and gold thread.
I in-laid some metallic gold cardstock and backed some of the areas with green cardstock to add color in areas where stitching is not intended. For the background, I used the Diamond Stitch die and embossed an entire white panel to give it texture.
My final card uses the Sparkling Mandala die. I die-cut the mandala/snowflake in white and stitched this one with all 4 colors of thread that I chose as well as gold as well to outline the details.
For my background, I used the Snowflake Sparkle Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and foiled it with Polished Brass foil. To give it some color, I ink-blended around the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink.
To finish all three cards, I foiled Yana’s Christmas Sentiments in Polished Brass over black cardstock and adhered them to my cards.
Gold thread, embroidery floss, Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink, Copic markers (G20, G24, R81, RV29, E31), green cardstock, white
I hope you enjoyed these cards! Stitching and foil both make cards so special and unique! I hope you’re inspired to give it a try. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stunning work and thanks for listing markers! Supply list did not show up. What brand and color threads did you use?
H Maryh! I used DMC Floss – Greens are 564, D09 and Pinks are 605 and 309. I just used gold thread from Coats and Clark for the gold.
I love these! Such beautiful work!