Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: Embroidery Floss

This month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink is all about embroidery floss. I knew immediately that I wanted to cross-stitch something... It's been too long! Plus, PTI already has the perfect stamp for this... Daily Designs by Alli Miles!


I cross-stitched the heart and a few random stitches on the Melon Berry. The stamped border on the doily is just paper-pierced. I kept the full 6-strand floss for the stitching and I think I regret it... The heart isn't too bad but the random stitches didn't turn out so well.

The background was stamped with A Little Argyle... I thought it was quite complimentary. Even though I used my Stamp-a-majig, background stamping is really not my forté.

Thanks again to Stef, who let me die cut a bunch of doilies with her dies! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select, Melon Berry
  • Stamps: Daily Designs, Daily Designs Sentiments, A Little Argyle
  • Ink: Fresh Snow, Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate
  • Die: Doily Details (B)
  • Ribbon: Melon Berry saddle stitch
  • Other Tools: embroidery floss (Prism) colored with Copic R02, lace (dollar store), paper piercer (Tim Holtz) and mat (Bazzill Basics), sewing machine/thread

30 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love that we both used Daily Designs on our hop cards. Great job.

Monica K. said...

Wow, this is truly awesome! Love how you stitched on the Daily Designs images. What a great idea to use the saddle stitch ribbon too! The colors are also gorgeous. I really love this card!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful Dana! You must be pleased. Wonderful spring color, and I agree with Monica.

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is truly gorgeous! Love that stitched heart and the circle and with the sentiment, it's just perfect! Love it!

Mary Duffek said...

Oh my word!!! This is simply fabulous....love the heart and your card is perfect!!!

Cyndie said...

Gorgeous! I love the layout, the colors, the cross stitch, in short: everything!

Jen Carter said...

Adorable! Love your stitched heart!

Marge said...

SOOO GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your colors and it's just such a cheerful, beautiful card. TFS -- NEED those doily dies!!!

I'm Renee said...

Beautiful.
Love your cross stitched heart!

Dani said...

So Lovely!!

Karen said...

This worked out perfectly! I don't own this stamp, but I sure love the way you used it.

beckynoelle said...

very pretty! i love the cross stitched heart and i think you did a great job on the background!

Lynn said...

Dana, you are on a roll! This card is fabulous...I love everything about it!

Kay said...

Delicious! I absolutely love the stitching on the doily, and this looks fabulous with the argyle!

Linda said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Everything works so well together. The stitching is beautiful and I appreciate the work that went into it.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So cute!

Peggysuez said...

Oh this is so sweet! Love the lace and the doily!

Baseret said...

Very pretty! I love the stitching on the doily.

Kelly S. said...

Oh GREAT idea to use that image! I love this peachy keen color scheme!

Laura B. said...

love the heart!

Dora said...

Wow this is so elegant, love that embroidery and die cut... fabulous xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card. Love the color, the doily, the stitched heart... just perfect. :o)

Allison said...

Amazing in every way. Going to the MOJO blog.

Krista said...

this is so pretty! i like the 6 strand, random stitches. love the cross stitched heart and the color combo!

Babies- Beth said...

I love it! The colors are great, the heart is wonderful, and the thought is just perfect! Wow!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Such a sweet and pretty card. LOVE the cross-stitched heart!

Ravengirl said...

This is beautiful! I really love the melon berry, probably my fave PTI color! And the stitched heart is darling!

nancy jane said...

Sorry for the late comment; I still hopping. I love this card. (And I don't use that word about cards all of the time.) The colors, lace, doily and cross stitch come together to create a soft and lovely feel to the card. I would be happy receiving this card... or making it to send to others.

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh my goodness! How adorable!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is one of my absolute favorite colors, and if it's possible, you've made me love it more! Stunning! Thank you so much for all the love you left on my blog! You're ever so sweet! Hugs!