I’ve Been Stitching.

Happy AnniversaryTwo days in a row I was stitching this card. Sometimes when I don’t have the right stamp I find a way to create a scene for my card. Very often my decision will be – why not to stitch.

This time I needed to make a card for our friend’s wedding anniversary. They will celebrate three years of their marriage at the end of September.

I was looking at this cross-stitched motif for a long time at makesite.ru. All of the designs here belong to very talented Vera Slobodinskaya. I really like all of her designs and always enjoy working with them. I always would like to thank you for creating such a wonderful site and for the opportunity to try your beautiful works in making cards.

After I finished cross-stitching the main design, I cut in a circle shape and mounted it on a piece of a cardstock. I also cut scalloped edge Nestabilities and then I adhered the cross-stitched motive on this shape. I cut the round shaped paper doilies in a strip and then pleated it. I added a narrow white ribbon, butterflies, hearts and flowers.

I hope my dear friends will like it!

Supplies: cross-stitched canvas, DMC embroidery floss, cardstock, circle Nestabilities, white satin ribbon, Designer paper from DCWV, punches, wide cotton ribbon (I made corners from it).

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13 Responses
  1. Miss 376 says:

    What a lovely card, a great way to combine crafts. I am sure they will love it

  2. Вера says:

    Это работа называется Нежность-любовь! Браво, Елена!

  3. Lisa says:

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments.
    I love this stitched card, the detail is brilliant. You are very talented, I can’t get into cross stitching but admire those who do. The background compliments the centre piece beautifully.

  4. Allison says:

    Wow…a stunner. So unique and vintage!

  5. Nancy Grant says:

    So gorgeous! The stitching is very unique and beautifully done!



  6. malieta says:

    Hi Elena,
    Thank you much for stopping by my blog and leaving the lovely comments:)
    Your friend is going to love this card…it is totally awesome!! I LOVE the cross stitching and the papers match perfectly!

  7. Ida says:

    Elena, This is gorgeous! It has a very elegant and antique feel to it. I know your friends will truly love it.

  8. Deb Neerman says:

    WoWzA, this is amazing … and you’re sooo talented!

    What a wonderful, heirloom card!

  9. Lisa says:

    Hey Elena, thanks for stopping by and thank you for you lovely comments, I will be posting some more demo samples soon and next week will be releasing a few cards for the holiday season.

    Hope to catch up with again soon.

  10. анилина says:

    Леночка! Очень замечательная открытка, вышивка изумительная и тема очень благоданая! Я захожу к тебе в гости, но эту открытку очень захотелось покоментировать. Очень,уж, понравилась!

  11. Annapurna says:

    That is the coolest card I have ever seen so far. Beautiful stitching and scene creation. Very well done.

  12. This is absolutely beautiful! I used to cross stitch but I would go cross-eyed trying to figure out where I needed to go nextg with my stitching!! I love your creation!! So pretty – I am sure your friends will love it! My anniversary is on Monday — so I think this card is sweet!!! 🙂

  13. Dee Jackson says:

    This is beautiful!! I really like that you used this gorgeous cross stitched piece on a card.

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