Sunday, November 9, 2014

New Fun Christmas Card

I've been stamping for years, but wanted a couple really special cards this year. Quite a while ago I bought an old lace table cloth.  It had a few holes in it, but I could see so much potential in it.  I wanted to try embroidering on it, but wasn't sure it would work because of the density (or lack thereof) of the fabric.  I didn't have any cut away stabilizer, but did have a pretty good medium weight tear away, so used it.  I just hooped the lace on the stabilizer, and when done (an hour later) U just cut the stabilizer to fit cardstock and mounted them all on a card.  The design said it was less than 5x7, but actually didn't fit on a 5x7 card, so I had to make one slightly larger.  If I do this again, I will decrease the size before embroidering.  Though I have many, I still need more shades of green and red for shading, but I guess it turned out okay.  I did have some problems with threads breaking, but I'm sure this was unrelated to the fabric and more that I needed to change the needle.