Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Double D - Stitches

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are in stitches - LITERALLY. That's the challenge, any kind of stitching.
Here is our Mood Board for inspiration:

And here is my card:
I recently found this adorable die set from Sizzix. It's called Embroidery Thinlits, and it actually punches the holes so you can cross stitch. It's not as small a thread count as I like, but it was fun to stitch on paper with embroidery floss. For the background I stamped the images on copy paper, crumpled it up, and then inked it up direct to paper with GKD Sandy Beach Ink. Then I tore the edges to create a vintage look. Gina K had recently done this technique in one of her Stamp & Chat videos. Pretty fun to do. And then I thought it would be cute to include a real needle as an embellishment.

The Ingredients:
GKD Kraft and Powder Blue Card Stock
Sizzix Embroidery Thinlits
DMC Embroidery Floss
SU Seaside Spray Ink
GKD Sandy Beach and Powder Blue Ink
SU Very Versailles Stamp Set

If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous Double Stitched Square Die Set by Cottage Cutz. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 

I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Some things are opening up, but be smart and don't take any chances. I need you, dear reader!!!! Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  


  1. Wow, real stitching and done so beautifully, so darn creative, and an added needle, such a fabulous embellishment!! Awesomeness!!

  2. Oh sooooo lovely! This is such an heirloom card, if you know what I mean. Love your cross stitching, have seen a few of your actual beauties and they are fabulous! Love that crumpled paper technique (long forgotten in my craft room) FABULOUS!!!

  3. This is gorgeous Judy! Love the cross stitching you did. So pretty! I just recently made a card using that vintage crumpled paper technique too, after watching Gina's video. This card is pure delight and I love that you included a real needle too. So clever!!

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  4. WOW you ladies and your REAL stitching ... just gorgeous! (I feel like a bit of a cheat using my stitched dies! LOL) What beautiful inspiration! Now I'm on the look out for some of these dies ... so so pretty! Hugs

  5. Beautiful design, Judy! I love the cross stitch that you did on this. Fantastic background too.

  6. This card is so wonderfully creative for this challenge. It is the best in the group. It makes me smile and I am so proud to know you and call you friend.

  7. Beautiful card with all the cross-stitching! Just love the real needle embellishment!!