Topic: Paper Embroidery
Getting ahead on my swaps again. This time it is for an Easter card in paper embroidery.
I decided to combine my own cross pattern (designed in 2003) and the flowers from a free pattern I had in my files.
I picked a patterned paper with some scrollwork and a floral on it. I pricked out the floral over the printed ones and decided to stitch them in similar colors.
This was only mildly successful as they blended in a little too well. To recover them I did an outline of the elements in metallic gold thread.
I had planned all along to work the cross in the metallic gold thread and it was pricked out in the open space on the paper.
I bordered the card with shiny gold and used a green base card that matches the stitched leaves in the floral.