Saturday, August 30, 2008

French Knot Card

This next card was first inspired by this one by Mel at Mel Stampz. Then I saw this one by Maria at Card Inspired and had to try it for myself. (You can click on the image to make it larger)

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I found some neat Double Mat stacks by Cloud 9 at Joann's. They are hung with the embellishments for this line. They are packaged in a bag and there are two sizes of the papers so that you can double mat pictures. I love the colors! This one is Cinnamon Stick. Nice and fall-like, yes?

I sponged some Barn Red ink (CTMH) around all the edges. The flowers and brad are from Hobby Lobby. That Paper Studio line is awesome! The ribbon is a Dollar Tree find. I used DMC floss number 918 for the French Knots (no faux here, I used to cross-stitch!)

It didn't take too long to do the stitching and I kept getting interrupted while working on it. Thanks for the inspiration, Mel and Maria!



Kathi Carlson said...

Where's my comment that I left earlier? I must have done some senile thing and not submitted it. That was probably because I was so stunned by the beauty and uniqueness of this card. Wow! Now, I'm going to have to go find my embroidery floss. I used to cross stitch, too. Again, I love everything about this card. Thanks for sharing!

Barb W said...

Another lovely card! The colors are great. I cross stitch, too, what a wonderful idea to combine the two crafts I love. TFS!

stampmonkey said...

WOW!! This is SO pretty! I can't believe all the work you went to for the stitching...but from this side of the screen, it was worth every minute. ;) Rich colors -- beautiful!

AaronB said...

cute idea

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

I LOVE this!! Eeek!