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« on: February 04, 2009 05:40:31 PM »

So I was browsing the Sublime Stitching website the other day and saw that they are selling a kit to embroider directly onto cardstock to create a valentine.  Eureeka!  I ordered the kit (of course!), but I was too impatient to wait for it to arrive before trying it out, so I decided to try to make an embroidered card on my own.  Since my husband's birthday is on Friday, I drew a large cupcake with a candle on a piece of scrap paper, then taped the pattern to a blank card and make pin holes along the lines.  I didn't manage to keep the spacing of the holes very even, but I think that by the end of embroidering I had figured out what the correct spacing was!  Too small and the cardstock collapsed when I pulled the stitch tight, too much and it looked messy.  That said, I think it came out rather well!


(Please excuse the lack of a close up -- I resized the picture before realizing that people might want one, and didn't save the original.  Oops!)
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009 09:30:32 PM »

Very sweet. Nice job.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009 01:35:53 AM »

Good work!
Stitching on to card, let alone paper, is a neat trick, so you should pleased.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009 06:38:31 PM »

aww cute! I just made a very similar birthday card for my sister-in-law (except her frosting was pink!)  Also my first attempt at stitching on a card I found doing a split stitch for the frosting covered up the wild uneveness in the holes I punched.  Yours looks just lovely as is though- congrats!
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009 09:40:51 AM »

Thanks for the compliments, everyone!

justaddcats -- that's a good idea!  I hadn't thought to use the more interesting stitches, and stuck to backstitch even though I hardly ever use that stitch when I'm embroidering on fabric.  I was worried that the stitches would be too large, since I can't get the holes too close together without risking perforating the card stock, but I'll have to play around with that next time.
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