This is card #16 of approximately 50 hand-stitched cards that I made, giving 44 of them to my Mom in January, 2019, and I used most of the few others, sending and giving to family and friends. It had been my desire for several years to find a way to make cards with some sort of hand-stitching on the cards to make them extra-special for my Mom, who is a master cross-stitcher. When I watched a YouTube video tutorial by Jennifer McGuire where she introduced a hand-stitching die, and she showed some basics on how to stitch, I was excited, thinking that I had found a way to make some cards for my Mom that incorporated her love of stitching. Originally, I planned to make her 80th birthday card plus make perhaps 10 to 12 cards. But I only managed to finish one card for her birthday before flying to the east coast of Canada, but I told her that a set of these hand-stitched cards would be forthcoming. It was another year until I was able to take a set of cards to her, and instead of 10 to 12 cards, I decided to make as many as possible, and I carried with me on the plane in my carry-on bag a boxed set of 44 hand-stitched cards in A2 and A7 sizes with a variety of sentiments for the occasions I thought that she would likely want to send or give cards the most. I made a number of birthday cards, and I found that this Sizzix "happy birthday to you" die-cut seemed to work quite well on these cards with hand-stitched patterns.
I haven't seen this pattern of stitches used on hand-stitched cards, but I have used it quite a lot in a couple of ways, this is what I call a lattice stitch, and it became a favorite stitch on these hand-stitched cards. There may be an official name, but this is what I call this stitch pattern, a lattice pattern of hand-stitching.
I really like the combination of bright pink and bright green, it's very fresh and vibrant, and I liked how it came together on this card. I used Gina K Designs Passionate Pink cardstock, I love her cardstock and I highly recommend it! I embossed a knitting pattern embossing folder on both the pink cardstock as well as the bright green envelope, which I believe is also from Gina K Designs. I really love her A2 envelopes, and I also really like Simon Says Stamp A2 envelopes, especially their metallic envelopes. I really hope that one or both will bring out envelopes for A7 cards in some beautiful colors, please?!
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a closer look at my card. When you take the time and the trouble to leave a comment, it really touches my heart and it makes my day.
Please stay safe and please stay well especially during this very uncertain and very unusual time.
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020 GMT Views: 280