Limited Edition Stitching Die & Stamp 2 Ways – Inspiration With Michelle Short
Hello there, Michelle Short here to share some inspiration using the Limited Edition Stitching Die & Stamp Collection. I have two cards to share with you today. A Christmas card with simple stitching and then an everyday card with the stitching stepped up a little.
The great thing about the Layered Stitched Diamonds Dies is that you can mix and match different components to have lots of stitching or less stitching, for different looks. There is also a stitched rectangle die that can cut the whole panel out.
MERRY CHRISTMAS STITCHING
For my first card, I took the base layer of Layered Stitched Diamonds, as well as the rectangle die, and cut them twice from Snowdrift Cardstock. They were adhered together using Bearly Art Glue for some added stability while stitching.
I stitched the corners using red DMC Variegated Floss and the panel adhered to an A2 white card base. I wanted to cover up the center section, so I die cut an Essential Diamond Etched Die from more Snowdrift Cardstock and adhered it on top.
I die cut the poinsettia and foliage from Holiday Blooms and Parcel & Post Christmas Decorations and adhered them to the card with Bearly Art Glue.
The sentiment from Merry Glimmer Sentiments was foiled onto Snowdrift Cardstock with Gold Foil. It was die-cut and then stacked with an additional two layers before adhering to the card. To finish off, I added a few Gold Mix Essentials Gems.
MAKE A WISH
For my second card, I wanted to show how you can use the different layers of the Layered Stitched Diamonds to create a whole panel of stitching. I left the centerpiece out for my sentiment, but there is a stitching layer for that too if you wanted.
I die-cut all of the layers twice from Cosmic Sky Cardstock. They were adhered together using Bearly Art Glue. This helps to prevent any buckling or bending of the cardstock when stitching.
I again used DMC Variegated Floss to stitch. I really like how you get variations of shades on the different layers. I used all three bundles of blues from the pack.
The pieces adhered to an A2 card base made from Cosmic Sky Cardstock. I then took the sentiment from the Layered Diamonds Sentiments stamp set and stamped it onto a piece of Cosmic Sky Cardstock using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink.
I applied Silver Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a diamond using the die in the set and popped up with two additional layers into the center of the card. To finish off, I added a few Silver Mix Color Essentials Gems to embellish.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today and I have inspired you with some ideas using the Holiday Stitching Web Exclusives Collection. Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great day!
These turned out so beautiful. Did you use a sharp needle or a DMC floss needle that some of used for stitching our Stitched bowls by Cathee Holden? I am definitely going to have to get this card set for sure.
Michelle Short (The Card Grotto)
I apologise for the delay in replying but thank you so much for your kind comment. I actually use a blunt needle when stitching (an old WRMK one) since I am prone to causing myself injuries with sharp ones. Since the dies cut good sized holes, I have found the blunt needle works well. Thank you so much for stopping by!
This turned our very beautiful. I love the stitching and the colors you chose for both of these cards Michele. I am definitely going to get this set too come tomorrow when my hubby gets paid.