Hello, friends! Welcome to the first day of our Crafty Friends Blog Hop!
Today, we are celebrating the beautiful friendships formed through our mutual love of crafting! Ever since I started designing cards and sharing them on my blog, I have met a lot of talented crafters who inspire me in different ways.
Today's project was inspired by two beautiful people whose amazing talent at embroidery always leaves me in awe. Leigh Houston does extraordinary cross-stitch and needlepoint patterns on cards, and Laura Jane‘s embroidery on stamped images is simply stunning.
I thought I would give needlepoint embroidery a try, and I must say, I respect the patience and talent of all who embroider! Please excuse my rudimentary attempt at this:
I used an image from the Persian Motifs Stamp Set and stamped it on a piece of gray felt using Permanent Black Ink. I then proceeded with stitching using metallic gold thread and some embroidery floss.
Once the embroidery was done, I used the largest circle die from Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set to cut out the stitched piece. I also cut out a black frame using the Create-A-Wreath Die Set and used it to mat my felt piece. To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from Needlework Motifs Stamp Set on a strip of white cardstock and adhered it diagonally using foam tape.
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Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us and they are offering the following prizes:
My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools (Memory, Original, and Mini)
Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Art Products: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue
Scrapbook.com: $25 gift certificate
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.
Your first stop on the hop is the fabulous Jennifer McGuire!
Wow!! Sounds exciting!! Lets start hopping!!
I am always so inspired by your creations–thank you.
The Altenew samples are very inspiring!
You are brave. I do not have the patience for embroidery. Your card is beautiful! Great prizes too!
What fun! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways!!
I never thought about stamping, then stitching on felt. Wonderful idea! Thank you!
What a beautiful embroidered card! I love the coziness that the felt adds!
In my comfortable spot with my favorite cup of tea, ready to hop, hop, hop. Can’t wait to see and hear all you have to offer on your blog. This is going to be wonderful.
What fun! Thank you for the lovely inspiration and the giveaways!!
Oh what fun!
Oh they are so beautiful and I know the hard work that goes into such needlework.
This sounds like so much fun! Can’t wait to see everything on the hop! Thanks!!
I am looking forward to the great card designs.
Looking forward to seeing lots of new ideas!
Looking forward to all the inspiration.
So much fun!!
It’s amazing to see the creativity of crafters and the unique ways they use products. Love it!
Ready to hop! What a great start!
What fun! Love Altenew products! I’m a new-ish customer, and everything I’ve gotten so far has been really excellent! I will be adding more of Altenew’s unique products to my collection!
Beautiful card! Combining needlework with paper crafting is a win-win!
Beautiful card! I’ve always wanted to try card embroidery.
I love combining needdlework and stamping. The best of both worlds!
It sounds like fun – I tried my hand a stitching on paper so love to see other people’s ideas and designs xx
What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.
I have never thought of using embroidery in my cards. Thank you for the new ideas.
I used to be obsessed with cross stitching .. I never made the leap of adding it to my cards.. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!
awesome! not sure I could give that card away after all the work. looking forward to seeing the rest of the blog hop after that wonderful start
What a great way to use a beautiful stamp! Thank you for the inspiration!
I might have to try cross stitching now!
One of my first needlework craft endeavors was crewel embroidery and your card reminds me of that and it’s lovely! What goes round comes around, I guess. This is fun and a super blog hop!
It would be the inspiration of a lifetime to create something wonderful with any of the above mentioned giveaway prizes . . Thank you for the opportunity.
Wow.. that is stunning.. wow..
Nice job with the embroidery!! What a great way to use stamps! Love!!
This is lovely!
Amazing inspiration. Looking forward to the blog hop.
Beautiful card – embroidery is time consuming, and I’d do it for a super special occasion. My mom used to embroider pillow cases and I still have them to this day. Never thought to try it with stamps (she had pretty iron-on’s), but that is what your post has done. Thank you!
So pretty. Love the stitching!
I love embroidery and stamping, so this is a beautiful combination of the two!
Whoa! Really cool idea. Not one that I would try…but STILL! WOW!
Very creative, so many ways to use your products!!
Your flower is very beautiful!
Your stitched card is very pretty! I used to embroider a lot, but haven’t done so in many years. Can’t wait to see what the other gals have made.
I have a great admiration for anyone doing needlework do well done Tasnim! I used to embroider in cross stitch mainly but I do not have the patience – that’s one of the reasons I love stamping, you get very quick results!
This REALLY is an exciting blog hop, with super prizes! This embroidery hoop is spectacular. Extra beautiful detail. :o)
Wow. Your card is lovely. To have something post worthy in embroidery is remarkable.
Wow, your embroidered card is gorgeous! Well done!