Thursday, February 20, 2020

Cards for a gift - sanded embossed backgrounds, die cut flowers and leaves and ribbon

 I have my final physio appointment tomorrow and the physiotherapist and his team have been the very best so I have prepared a few cards to show my appreciation for their professionalism, kindness and caring. 
I went with a tried and true technique which I have enjoyed many times - embossed and sanded white core cardstock for the back grounds and die cut leaves and wildflowers (TH) for the focal elements.  I found my stash of white core cardstock so I had a few more colours to choose from.  Some of these are also card backs which are colour on one side and white on the other which also works for this technique and a good way to reuse cards.  I embossed and sanded the backgrounds, added a coordinating ribbon, tied on a little piece of cording and then adhered the flowers and leaves by adding white glue dots to the back and tucking them in behind.  Very happy with these cards and happy to be at the end of weekly appointments though I expect I will have to continue my exercise routine for a good while yet to get by shoulders strong enough for the rest of my life!!  Well worth doing all around.         Therese

Slow Stitching - my new project is trees

 I have been brainstorming concepts for my new slow stitching project and it has taken a while to sort out what it will look like.  I have settled on triangle trees on all the same background though it has been a struggle to sort it out.  I have tabled my other ideas and will make them up later.
I found these very bright 4" squares in my stash of precuts and decided they would be the trees.  I finally decided that the trees would be 2" x 3" which allowed me to make four trees from each four inch square.  I cut off a one inch strip off one side and then cut two 2" x 3" from the piece I had trimmed out.  These I cut into two solid trees and used the four cut offs to make another two.  I chose dark blue with a red pin stripe squares from my stash of precuts as my background which works very well.  I am very happy to be back to slow stitching.  These are going to be very cute!!  Therese