Monday, July 23, 2007

Thread, needle, ink and paper

Sewing was my first love. I still sew, but for the past few years since I have fallen completely crazy over rubber stamping I haven't sewn nearly as much, with the exception of sewing on cards.

This morning I had the "bug" to stamp but also to do a little counted cross stitch. I inked my stamps and stamped on Aida cloth and then backstitched the BEAUTY sentiment. Next I mounted it on some pretty MME card stock with a little zigzag stitching and batting and a touch of ribbon and seed beads. VOILA! My stamped card with a bit of cross stitch.

This is such a very basic, fast and easy card to create. I have a bazillion ideas for using stamps, bleach, floral, vintage and various accoutrement to cards.

Here is what I used:
Aida cloth 18 count
DMC 3362
Stampin' UP! stamp set called Easy Elegance
Whispers dye inks in Pine Green and Rich Plum
Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads

I enjoyed this so much that I think I'll keep experimenting and make a variety of holiday cards as well as some vintage themed.

Come back again and see more of my stamping on fabric projects.


  1. Beautiful, Jennifer. I think a tutorial is an absolute necessity.

  2. This is a terrific idea Jennifer! I'm trying to imagine how this would look on Holiday Cards. Must be gorgeous!

  3. Absolutely fantastic blend of mediums here. I'm so glad you shared this beauty.

  4. This is lovely Jennifer! I use to so a lot of counted crosstitch before I found rubber stamping and cardmaking! :) How wonderful that you combined the two!

  5. Wow what a creative combination! I hope to see lots more over time.

  6. Great card! I used to crosstitch also. A lot of love went into this card. You inspire me!

  7. Have you tried cross-stitching on linen yet? I forget if you said you have before or not. I think these would look really cool on a 32 count or so linen fabric.

  8. Hi Stephanie! I think you do amazing cross stitch on linen. You should post your pieces. However, your dear OLD momma can't see worth beans anymore and the holes in the linen are just too fine for me to do decent work on. Even this 18 count was difficult.

    I'm going to try to do some stamping and needle work on canvas and see what that looks like.


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