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A Little Bit of Stitch and Sparkle

Watch out for Rob tomorrow, who will be bringing these pretty Sparkle Stitch Cards. This is basically embroidery - but on cards. You may have seen this technique before, it's very pretty, effective, yet easy.

The kits have been designed so the stitch count is done for you, to get a perfect result. I don't generally follow instructions, but on this occasion, I made sure I read them properly - and did get a perfect result first time.

Start by placing your selected pattern on the central panel of your 3 fold card;



There is a pin in the kit which you can use to pierce the holes from the pattern, through the card. I actually had an old tool from X-cut, which worked perfectly, but you can see where I have been experimenting with different tools - and one was just to thick:




Thankfully, this didn't make any difference when I did my stitching. Now, follow the pattern to do your stitches. There is plenty of thread in the kit to complete your project.




The kit has lots of embellishments to finish your card, and idea's of how you can decorate it. I used the flowers in the centre, but then added little dots of glitter glue here and there (here and everywhere).




Why not try using your pattern again, but this time on a light shade - the light passing through the image looks so effective. Just neaten the ends of the thread behind the image, and you will get an incredible result. Try using different threads, and different embellishments. I think this would look beautiful framed.


Have fun, and do join Rob at 10am, 2pm and 5pm.

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