Thursday, 27 November 2014

Embroidered paper angel

Tonight I want to share with you my entry for this week's 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge. The fourth week of the month means it's a stash challenge and this time around it's the technique of paper piercing. I have also taken inspiration from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week and would like to enter it into sketch challenge #164.

I had the idea of paper piercing an angel and then going one step further and doing some paper embroidery. I used a pattern that I had on my computer, found whilst browsing the internet a while back, along with a piece of 350gsm white card and some fine metallic silver machine embroidery thread. I didn't have any proper instructions but with a little patience I think it's come out just fine!

I turned the sketch on its side and matted & layered the finished angel onto a piece of metallic silver paper and then onto a metallic plum-coloured square card blank. It's finished off with a piece of white ribbon with a silver Christmas greeting printed on it and a matching handmade bow.

My mum does a lot of knitting and sewing and I think she would appreciate this card for Christmas, so that's her sorted!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Stef x


  1. c'est magnifique Stef. élégant et chic, un jour peut être je saurais le faire...merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  2. Beautiful! The angel is lovely! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  3. This is gorgeous Stef and I love how you have worked out the pattern. A super Angel.
    Margaret M

  4. Absolutely stunning! The silver thread is perfect for the angel! Great layout too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Good luck with the DT Call.

  5. What a beautiful card! That angel is amazing! You've done such an amazing job! Perfect for Christmas! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Wow! Who would have thought that the cue paper piercing would inspire this gorgeous silvery angel. Another fab creation, thanks for joining in at 52CCT