Topic: Paper Embroidery
Another entry for the 2 Christmas cards a month challenge. This time I used a snowflake pattern pricked out on a shimmery teal paper. I found I had a spool of metallic thread in Christmas colors (red, green and gold) but was afraid it would be too bright on the pastel paper. Luckily, not so! The red comes off being more pink and the green is very soft as well.
I think the verigated thread adds more sparkle to the snowflake than a solid color would.
I mounted it on a green shimmer cardstock base and added 'diamond' peel-off borders to the top and bottom. Then, as a finishing touch, I snipped some of the border elements and added them as finials to the tips of the snowflake branches.