Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cross-stitched Poppet

Isn't the new Paintbox Poppets Winter Collection by Christine Haworth too sweet?  I really like the nostalgic feel to these images.  Today I decided to use the Yuletide Logs set.

For a change, I picked out my background paper first.  I had a big slab of Christmas paper and I decided to use it.  So, I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol-ink markers to color the poppet's dress to coordinate in shades of moss, olive, rose red and pale blue.  (You'll understand why I used blue when you see the envelope.)  I used my oval die to cut and emboss, and then cut a scalloped oval from rose red for the layer.

Before adhering the layers, I hand-stitched with white embroidery floss.  I did cross stitches along the left side of the oval; satin stitched the hat's pompom; and tied a little white bow on her vest.  I used a piercing tool and a template for even stitches.


The stitched image was then adhered to the red scalloped layer.  This went on to a dry embossed white layer (doesn't this embossing folder remind you of a knit Norwegian sweater?), then on to the patterned paper, then layered on to olive, and finally on to a folded white card base.  


Inside, I used coordinating paper and mounted the greeting on a moss scallop-punched oval.  The final touch was a coordinating envelope made with the Envelobox Creator.  It is so easy to make coordinating envelopes, and doesn't even take a full sheet of paper!


I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  ;-)


Marge Dady

5 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh how wonderful with the cross stitch and wonderful background papers.Your coloring is wonderful

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful card and matching envelope!
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Cheryl said...

LOVE your card and matching envelope! The cross stitching is perfect for this card!

Kathy said...

Great card!! Love the cross stitch!!

{Chrissie} said...

That background is just perfect with the image!!!