Topic: New Work
I stayed with the paper part of paper embroidery to make this cross-stitch card.
I started with a paper with a small plaid and then chose the pattern. Then I counted out the holes needed and pricked out the grid work exactly the size I needed.
This is all stitched with Sulky threads.
I cut it with a Nestabililities scallop oval and aged the edges. Then I mounted it on cardstock with 4 strips of floral paper to look like the birdhouse is in a garden. Three fabric flowers have been stamped with script text and attached with heart brads.