Thursday, January 23, 2014

Valentine's Day Card - Part Two

I have an update to my Valentine's Day card project.  You may remember that I am making with the front part of the card with embroidered fabric.


Once I had the fabric trimmed to the size I wanted, I needed to figure out how to finish the edges.  I received so many helpful ideas in the comments section - thank you all!  I decided to try stitching with black embroidery floss around the fabric, close to the edges:


I measured in 1/4" from the raw edge and did a running stitch all around. 


 I used black floss so that it wouldn't distract too much from my white stitched picture.  This also solved the problem of how to attach the fabric to the paper.  I just stitched through both layers.


Here is the inside flap of the card, you can see the underside of my running stitch {and all the needle holes ;) because I kept changing my stitch spacing}


I have a really fun idea to finish this up and I will post about it soon!

3 comments:

Darlene said...

I think it looks great! I love the contrast. Can't wait to see it when it it's all done.

Kim said...

Thanks Darlene! I am looking forward to finishing this one :)

marilyn scott said...

This is so creative! This may look so simple but it's pretty crafty actually. I'm not so good with embroidery but I do appreciate those artwork made out of it, they look so fantastic. I love the combination of colors too. Maybe some Valentines day messages will do the wonders as well. Keep it up, you're pretty cool.

Hugs xxxx
Marilyn
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