Friday, December 7, 2018

Stitched Tree

Welcome

I made this card a while ago, and where I usually make just one design for Christmas, this was an exception... 


I had seen a few stitched tree cards around, so I lightly pencilled a tree shape onto the card base, pricked holes down either side with a paper piercer, and stitched... and only when I reached the end did I realise that I hadn't counted the holes, but thankfully it all worked out!



I added red (with gold) french knots to the purple tree shape, and did some needle weaving to form the 'tub' for the tree to sit in


The tree was topped with a stitched star, I added a thread of gold to that too, along with the pearle, for some more sparkle. 

The sentiment (a magazine freebie)  was stamped and embossed in in deep green, and the panel was mounted over a green base.

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20 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

wow well done, so love this and you are clever as well as patient...glad it worked out, I would have not thought of counting the holes.xx

Mac Mable said...

Now that is so clever, so creative and unique....Wonderful x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your tree is fabulous! I love it!!!

jimlynn said...

WOW! SO creative Maxine!!! I LOVE THIS. Your tree is so pretty and love the CAS design of the card too. This is 5 star winner!
Lynn

Dawn Turley said...

Looks stunning Maxine. Very cleverly done

mamapez5 said...

Very nice Maxine. You have added in a lot of little details. I used to sew some of my cards, but they are too fiddly and time consuming for me now. This has made a nice elegant card so well done. Kate x

Darnell said...

There's works of art and then there's works of art and this one rises to the second level, Maxine! Making a handmade card with stitching just screams I love you MORE! The recipient will be very lucky indeed to get this priceless card!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fabulous stitched Christmas tree. Love the tiny baubles you added. Have a wonderful weekend.. Megan

Gerrina said...

This tree looks so good! A great idea and modern-looking too! Plus I think this is fun to do with the TV on :) It is great that you designed and embroirdered it; makes it such a personal card! Enjoy your weekend!

Lovely Linda said...

HOw lovely Maxine - you are so clever - I love this stitched tree - is there anything you cannot do? I hope you are well my friend xo

D.L. Flowers said...

Very pretty Christmas card! Thanks for joining us this week at Cardz 4 Galz Challenges! Donna - DT Member

Jenny L said...

Hi Maxine,
what a wonderful card and that tree looks so amazing and very lovely.
Super work.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Monica said...

How cool and creative, Maxine. LOVE it to bits. The star is too cute. Very innovative.

Barb said...

Maxine--this is so creative and so pretty!

Karen D. said...

so sweet and a great idea too.
x Karen

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent! You brought back some special memories. Many years ago this was something my mother did for Christmas and special occasions. This made her cards more personal to those she sent them to. Love this card.

Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card, I love that stitched tree! Thanks so much for joining us over at Cardz for Galz.
Tammy x

Monika Reeck said...

I have this one too yeah I am a lucky one who get this card,thanks Maxine...
love love love this
and you did it so great
I cant do somekind like this
Two thumbs up for you Maxine
adorable colors too
hugs
Monika

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Maxine, that is SO clever! Love the stitched tree and fab detailing! Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. It looks so festive and beautiful!! Do come and play along again this month too. Happy crafting, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

Fran said...

What an awesome technique and it turned out so great! You are the queen of techniques.
Hugs, Fran