Stitch it like you mean it with Genevieve Brading’s metallic hand-stitched cards – a handmade twist on festive greetings. Learn how to stitch these fab happy New Year greeting cards and share the joy with all your pals. If you’re new to card making then learn how to make cards with our tutorials then head over to our free card making downloads for tons of free printables.
You will need:
• A5 navy blue cardstock
• A design, traced or printed onto paper
• Washi tape (or paperclips)
• Needle, size 5
• Kreinik fine #8 braid thread in silver (001) and gold (002)
• A5 cream cardstock
• Metal ruler
• Cutting mat
DIY Happy New Year greeting card
You Will Need
Fold the navy cardstock in half to form a greetings card. Position your design on the front of your card and tape it down lightly (or secure it using paperclips).
Punch your needle at regular intervals along each design line, passing the needle fully through the card. The longer the intervals, the longer your stitches will be; keep them smaller on curves. Gently remove the paper design when done.
Thread your needle and backstitch (you can learn all the embroidery stitches you’ll need in our embroidery for beginners guide) the design through the holes, stitching the words in the same way as you would write them. Dot the ‘i’ using a French knot. Weave the thread ends into your stitching to secure them.
Fold the cream cardstock in half. Neatly trim approx 5mm off the side and bottom edges, ideally using a scalpel, metal ruler and cutting mat. Glue the card to the inside of your stitched greetings card. Once dry, get writing!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this quick stitched greeting cards tutorial! Your happy new year greeting cards are complete. Stitch up a bunch and send them to all your crafty friends. For more stitchy projects check out our flower embroidery patterns.
About Genevieve Brading
Genevieve runs trendy needlework brand, Floss & Mischief. She rocks needle and thread – and dances like no-one’s watching. www.flossandmischief.com
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