My post featuring the 10 best selling individual stitching cards patterns has proved to be popular with visitors so now I present the 10 best selling value packs on the Stitching Cards web site ever. Please keep in mind that the value packs that have been on sale the longest stand a better chance of getting into the top ten.
My Form-A-Lines forum has a number of enthusiastic greetings card stitchers among its members. I can recommend a visit to the new cards section of the gallery this week as it contains several beautiful stitching cards.
“Strawberry” by Eileen Scott is a gorgeous combination of stitching, decoupage and cutting.
If you are making a lot of cards with the prick and stitch method it is well worth getting one of the purpose made pricking mats that will be sold by your favourite craft store. Pricking mats are usually made from compressed fibre, felt or polyurethane foam. The size will be around 9 x 6 inches (22 x 16 centimetres) and ½ inch (1 centimetre) thick.
You want to try the prick and stitch technique but do not want to spend out on a purpose made pricking tool until you are sure you will enjoy this card making technique. The solution is to look for a sharp pointed object that you already own. Here are some suggestions:
This corner scroll pattern is easy to stitch directly on to a greetings card. The simple design is worked in stem stitch. The photograph below shows the scrolls on a hammered cream card stitched in green thread. I have added a photograph of an iris that I took in my garden. You could add a picture with decoupage, rubber stamping, teabag folding etc.
Corner scroll card with an iris picture.The corner scrolls could also be used on a square card by repositioning the pricking pattern…