Monday 19 February 2024

Foliage Star

Hi everyone.  I bought this Xcut embossing folder fairly recently and am using it for the first time, and it's called Foliage Star, and at first I was thinking Christmas, but then I looked at it again and I thought actually it doesn't have anything in the foliage that definitely makes it a seasonal card, and some of the shapes made me think of card embroidery.  Here is an image of it so you can see what it looks like without the embroidery.

The very centre I made into a star piercing a hole in every point  and one in the centre, and then the pieces all around I pierced a hole at the bottom and one on every point.  I then picked out the same shapes going around it alternately in gold and silver.  I think it works and here is the result.

I finished by going over all the rest of the star with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen and I have left it without a sentiment for now.  I think it will probably be a birthday card.

Thank you for visiting me today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge - 10.2.24 - Anything Goes with a Twist of Reds and/or Pinks.
Allsorts Challenge - Pink/Anything Goes.
NBUS Challenge - No. 59 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Let's Craft and Create Challenge No. 204 Anthing Goes/Polka Dots and/or Stripes.
Ally's Angels Challenge - No. 79 Anything Goes.
Simply Clean and Simple Challenge - Feb. 24 Anything Goes/Pink.

Darnell who a lot of you will know has set herself the challenge of putting up a card every Monday following a rotational monthly theme the acronym for which is I.D.E.A.S.  -  Inks/Colour Mediums, Dies/Die Cuts, Embossing Folders and Anything Goes..where there is a fifth week in the month it will be Stencils, and has said that anyone who wants to join in is very welcome, and I am going to do my best to join the party every week.  This uses an embossing folder for Week 3.  


Anonymous said...

Wow Pat, this is beautifully made, so it!
Grtz Ellen
Ellen’s Greetingcards

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Pat. The stitching brings the star to life, just beautiful. A really useful embossing folder which can be used for lots of different occasions.
Liz xx

Darnell said...

I agree, Pat, this is a beautiful e/f that could be used for any occasion! I just love the simple elegance that you created with your specific stitching! Thank you for joining my party and inspiring everyone to use their NBUS, too! Pinning! Hugs, Darnell

Dena J said...

Wow! Stunning stitching on this embossed image, Pat! Thank you for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

Christine Alexander said...

Wow, what an amazing effect with the stitching. Gorgeous card xx

Loll said...

Beautiful design Pat!! The embossing is enhanced by your lovely gold and silver stitching. Great work! xx

Aquarius said...

A great example of thinking outside the box - long time since I saw any of these embroidered cards although I had some templates at one time for making them. Very clever of you to spot the potential with this embossing folder and the card is perfect for the various challenges.

Ellibelle said...

This is so beautiful and elegant, the stitching looks wonderful!
Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

brenda said...

It's beautifully crafted Pat and has such a feel of elegance, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Susan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the embroidery on it - such a great idea to alternate gold and silver. The texture from the embossing folder is fabulous too.

Lia said...

Pat, this is awesome! A great embossed star combined with the embroidery makes a lovely card!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the delicate nature of this design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Pat! What patience to pierce and embroider on this embossed piece! A treasure!

Marjan said...

Wow Pat, how lovely!! The embossed star is pretty, but so much prettier with the added embroidery! Very elegant! Hats off!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Well aren't you clever? They sell those embroidery template dies but you made your own and it's stunning, xoxo

My Crafting corner said...

Pat this is such a beautiful, elegant card. Love the stitching. Thank you for joining our challenge at
Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

Kathyk said...

Simply splendid, Pat


Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Pat and love the idea of stitching it makes a very classy card and so clever


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! What an amazing star with your gold stitching, that is so neat, with the embossing. A stunning card. x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing over at Simply Clean and Simple this month, hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine DT

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