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

6 comments:

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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
    Louise

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