April 30, 2011

Fabulous Floss!

Saturday means it's time for another OCC challenge - this week the lovely Jen has challenged us to use embroidery floss on our projects. I have a rather large collection of embroidery cottons because I used to do a lot of cross stitch, so it was fun to pull them out and drool over all the colours!
I decided to use my floss to crochet some trim for my card. I made it up as I went along, but it's just basic stitches in a scallop pattern. I love the sheen the gorgeous cotton has in real life - if you're interested, the colour is DMC 402.

The sketch for my card is the current MFT WSC, the image is You're So Tweet - one of my favourite Pure Innocence sets, she is coloured with copics and paper pieced.

I had a comment the other day asking how I use the Perfect Posies dienamic to create my flowers - I simply cut them, then use a foam mat and the back of my piercing tool to create an indent in each petal. Sometimes I will use the pointy end of a paper piercer to curl the edges of the petals a little and I often add some sponging around the flower edges.
Inside my card I used scraps of paper and a line of cross stitches with the floss to tie it all together.

I hope you'll join us at Our Creative Corner this week - be sure to head over and see what the rest of the design team have come up with!

Stamps: You're So Tweet, Essential Sentiments (MFT Stamps) Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White (SU) Paper: Stella and Rose Mabel (MME) Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Kraft, Early Espresso (SU) Dies: Faux Crochet Border, Perfect Posies, Rounded Banner Die-namics (MFT Stamps) Long Rectangles Nesties (Spellbinders) Other: Button (SU) Brads (Basic Grey) DMC Floss 402, Copic Markers


  1. I think you did a fabulous job on this card. Love the flowers, crocheting, just all of it!!! Thank you for inspiring me to get out of my box and do what I feel fits on a card. Hugs. My first time on your blog and am going to follow from now on. Great cards.

  2. oops here is my email: ekciampo@yahoo.com Should read before I jump!

  3. Sarah, you are so talented - I love the crocheted trim you made! It's perfect for your gorgeous card - beautiful colors and design!

  4. Love, love, love your card this week, Sarah! I think the crocheted edge is magnificent. I so wish I knew how to crochet. I don't really have time to get into it right now, but am thinking of trying to learn during some downtime on vacation this summer. I too am a former cross stitcher and my grandmother taught me to embroider and I used to do a lot of that too. It was so great to get my needle and floss out again!

    Love the way you tied it together with the cross stitch on the inside too! You really rocked this challenge.

    Have a great weekend!


  5. I love it! I have tons of floss from when I use to cross stitch. If I only knew how to crochet! Really wonderful card!

  6. I love your trim! I tried crocheting floss but it kept splitting and I gave up. Great job! Love the entire card!

  7. Oh Sarah, the crochet border is beautiful and sweet! I love the colors you chose as well! Just fabulous!

  8. How sweet is this! Your crochet touch is so welcoming. I love the way you "placed" her on a floor and the shading around the main image. Beautifully done.

  9. OMG, Sarah, this is so adorable! I love the crocheted border! Beautiful card, tons of inspiration - thanks!!!

  10. This is so cute! I love that you crocheted the trim...I actually crocheted embroidery floss on a card I made earlier in the week! I hope you enjoyed my challenge :)

  11. Sarah, this is amazing!!! Love your crochet floos trim!! Genius!! The card is so well put together and I love that sweet, sweet image!!!

  12. Wow! There's so much to love here...your flower, coloring, trim, etc! Just gorgeous!


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