Tuesday, January 29, 2008

PAPER EMBROIDERY

I can't believe that it has almost been a week since I posted. Time is just flying too fast for me.
I tried something new today. I was trying to do yesterday's Technique Lover's challenge on SCS, which was the dahlia fold. But, I cannot get those circles to fold nicely. I must be the only one who can't make these. There were so many nice cards made with this technique. Anyway, on the site where the instruction for the dahlia fold are, I came across paper embroidery and in peeked my curiosity. So I took a look, and this is what I found, and I just HAD to try it. When I was a kid I made the nail and thread art and really enjoyed it. This is basically the same technique, only you use needle and thread instead of hammer and nails. It's not a card I will make often, but I will probably try it again, with a different design sometime.
I embroidered the flower onto vellum paper, which I glued onto Almost Amethyst DP. The thread is from my existing stash of DMC yarn from my cross-stitching hobby. So, no stamping involved in today's card.
Thank you for dropping by. Hope you are having a wonderful day!

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, that's really cool. Thanks so much for the link. You did such an awesome job!!

Kerry J. said...

Wow Rosella! That is so cool!!! Amazing job and it looks so good!

stampinkerry said...

That is beautiful Rosella! Truly a work of art and one you'll have to give to someone special!
Glad to see you posting again! Time does fly doesn't it!
Kerry

JazzyH said...

That is beautiful. My mom was telling me about that and she really likes doing it. I have to get her more books on it so she can do different designs and I need to check out splitcoast.

Velta said...

Rosella ~I used to do this when I was a kid also....This is just stunning...what an idea enabler you are. Thanks for sharing :)

Aimee said...

this is beautiful.. i had to share it with my aunt...

Lori J said...

This is beautiful!

Sharon in NE said...

Oh my goodness, this is really elegant. A far cry from the nail and thread craft I use to do years ago too. It is so delicate and intricate looking. Very nice Rosella!

hangnailz n' papercutz said...

This is gorgeous! Looks very time consuming, but worth it.

Aunt T said...

Beautiful. I have not seen paper embroidery before and you did a gorgeous job.

Teresa

Lorraine said...

you're not the only one who had a hard time with the dahlia flower! lol!
this is stunning. this is absolutely a special card! tfs

Anonymous said...

Rosella, this is beautiful. I can only imagine how long that took to do. I love it!!
Sue (Rarinslik - SCS)

laos348 said...

The card is so pretty!! Purple is my favorite color so I loved the color scheme. I've wanted to do this on my cards but just haven't yet. You did a great job with it!

Laurie Unger said...

Wow, this is very cool! Great job on the whole card!

Lastel said...

WOW , how beautiful !

Stampin' Meg said...

Sooo beautiful- how long did it take to do?

Lesly said...

WOW!!!!!

Katherine said...

Omigosh, this is so beautiful!!! wow!