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!
I used to cross-stitch a lot, but can’t imagine putting a needle through cardstock! I applaud your work!
I just discovered altenew and I’m in love!!!
Wow. This looks like a really fun blog hop. I can’t wait to see what all the participants have done.
I do embroidery, and I think you did a fabulous job. The card is beautiful.
Thank you, Altenew, for the excellence you bring to the Crafting Community! You have amazing products!
What a lovely idea! I love the needle work!
I’m a new crafter, and I am so excited to have discovered Altenew for great products and ideas! I love the depth this embroidery gives the card. Truly beautiful.
Wow! That’s really pretty stitching! The recipient is very lucky!
I used to cross stitch and haven’t in so long but this card now sparks some good ideas. Thanks for this fun blog hop!!
You did great with the embroidery. That’s how I started crafting. My mom was a big embroiderer. So I learned from her. I’m so excited to see all the inspiration on the hop.
another beautiful release
The embroidery is excellent.
Good to get ideas for other used for
our stamps besides card making
and scrapbooking. thanks for
the idea. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
This card is like nothing I’ve ever seen before! Absolutely stunning!
Wow! That’s dedication to your craft! Beautiful.
I love the inspiration of stitching into a card. Amazing and a great idea.
What a beautiful project. I really enjoy seeing when traditionally paper craft materials be used in different ways too – very inspiring. As for crafty friends – I love when I get to get together with other people to craft – it really feeds my creative soul.
I love the crafting community! There are genuine friendships out there and I hope to make some more along the way.
Oh, that something New! Looks realy interesting. Need to try this with my stamps..
Such a gorgeous card, the Persian Motif Stamp set is one of my all time favourites and it looks amazing embroidered on the grey felt. This blog hop is such a wonderful idea and I can’t wait to see all of these talented women’s beautiful creations. I don’t know any other crafters but I hope that I will meet some crafty friends someday soon.
It looks great Tasmin, love the colours and the way your flowers is on top of it. Thank you so much for showing.
Gorgeous card ♥
Beautiful card, and very interesting blog hop! Sounds like fun, and I can’t wait to browse all the pages. Thanks for sharing!
Your card is lovely. I think the embroidery makes the card extra special because you took the time to do it.
Looks excellent. I don’t see the inked image at all.
You have inspired me to embroider on felt.
Love you r product line Altenew. Thanksr having the blog hop
I LOVE this card art, beautiful idea to add embroidery for someone special.
Wow, you didn’t even need to use one of the stitched flower stamp sets to get an amazing result!
Awesome, thanks for the chance! And the free shipping promotion is awesome, because for me shipping turns out like $15!
can’t wait to get started
So much respect for anyone stitching !! It’s beautiful
So pretty! Thanks for sharing!
Very pretty!! Your embroidery is fabulous!
The stitching adds such a lovely touch. Must try myself! Thanks for sharing.
Using a stamped image to embroider is so clever.
What a wonderful design. Embroidery was one of my first crafts many years ago
I think your embroidery card is beautiful. I have done cross stitch for years and have successfully but slowly embroidered a couple pieces. However, I have never tried cross stitch on a card. One day I will pull out the dies that I’ve purchased and give it a try. TY to all of the participants in this giveaway.
Wow! That came out so beautiful! It looks like it would be hard. Great new release & blog hop. Thanks!
I think your embroidery is beautiful. What a great idea!
What a cute project! :)
Thanks for the chance to win. I love this crafty community and all the generous and supporting people! ❤️❤️
Pretty card. I like to do needlework too so I will have to give this a close look. Thanks for sharing
Enjoying the Crafty Friends blog hop! So many fabulous creations! Love this pretty card with the stitched design!
What a beautiful and unique card. Great job!
This card is amazing . Love the diffrent matrial uou used on it and your embroidery is so sweet . It’s such a unique card..
Ha! What an awesome idea (never thought of stamping onto felt). Lovely.
You did a wonderful job with this embroidery! This craft takes patience, for sure!
I think you did a wonderful job on your embroidery. Your card looks very nice.
I love the embroidery project.