Topic: Paper Embroidery
Having just made an Iris Folded iris I decided to take this in a different direction. I used a Stampin' Up image and stamped it three times on watercolor paper. I used an aquabrush on the lead of watercolor pencils to pick up the color to paint on the image, including a background for the flowers.
I stitched a border onto pebbled glittery cardstock using yellow thread, then used a scalloped Nestabilities die to punch out an oval in the center. The colored image was mounted behind this.
The framed image was adhered to a yellow folded card base.
Well, I liked this treatment so much that I repeated it three more times! The rest use shimmer paper instead of pebbled/glittery. Here is one using green paper, yellow thread, and a purple folded card base:
For this one I changed to Rust cardstock (because of the coloring of the iris) and golden yellow thread. I added an orange patterned cardstock border and mounted on a green cardstock base:
For this last one I had stamped the flowers in a different arrangement which was too wide for the oval aperture. So I gave it a different stitched border and a different cut-out shape. Layers of green and purple make up the framing.
None of these cards are getting greetings as they can then be sent for any occasion - including the 'stitch through the alphabet' swap.