Topic: Paper Embroidery
Nothing like signing up for swaps to force yourself to get cracking on some new creations! I hadn't joined any paper embroidery swaps for quite a while but then found myself putting my name in for three all at once.
Yesterday's card was the first and this card is the second.
The assignment came from the paper embroidery group that is working through the alphabet with themes chosen by the group leader. We are nup to the letter N and she chose 'nature' for the inspiration word.
I had set aside this stitching pattern and 3D image some time ago but for the theme 'garden'. Then I never got around to making it and missed signing up for that swap. It still worked out perfectly for this theme.
I used a plain white card to stitch on knowing that I could miss a few bits of white background in my trimming of the image and it would not show up.
From the image I borrowed the purple from the round blooms for my thread color. The five layer 3D image was carefully cut using a new blade in the craft knife and assembled using thin foam tape.
Using the image as a reference, I chose yellow for the card base.
This is larger than my standard cards at 5.5 x 6 inches to accomodate the image and stitching.