This unique paper embroidery technique is absolutely gorgeous! Everyone who sees one of these samples is in awe.
I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die-cut the circles; then stitched in the die-cut holes with our Metallic thread. It's really simple! If you like to cross stitch or embroider you will love it!
But there are quite a few tips to do it right so you will want to watch the short video.
Here is a quick list of tips for you:
- Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits for a quick start; they cut the holes perfectly!
- After die-cutting use a paper piercing tool and mat to widen the holes slightly.
- Use a very fine, straight needle without a head.
- Use our Metallic thread; it comes in Gold, Silver, Black and Copper.
- Keep your thread at 2 feet in length; much longer and you'll get tangled up.
- Use a good quality card stock that will not bend easily.
- Tape the ends down with transparent, single-sided tape.
- To decide how wide you want your finished stitching to be add your a center stamp before starting.
- Once your stitching is finished use your finger or a bone folder to close the holes.
This next project is a mini easel card made by die-cutting a few scallop circles. I'll share more on this one next week.
Watch my short video to see how this amazing look is achieved.