Stitched Star Card

Posted by on December 11, 2016 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach, Techniques

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In my Stitching with Metallic Thread article, I mentioned that I was going to use the Stitched Star in a later card post.  After I wrote that article, I trimmed the star, but cut through the Metallic Thread, so the star was ruined.  I had to re-make it, so I used ten strands of Metallic Thread: 3 each of Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy, 1 each of Black, Copper, Gold and Silver.  I also saved thread by using a Running Stitch and going around the card twice.  I ran out of enough thread to make a knot, so household tape to the rescue: I twisted the ends together and taped ‘em down on the back.  I just didn’t want to cut more of the little rascals.

Stitching was my last step.  First, I die-cut the star stitching holes, then used the larger star (4th from the middle) from the Stars Framelits™ Dies around the outside.  Those little holes are very hard to see, so the stamped star in the middle is jauntily offset.

The Stitched Star Card is my project for the Color Combination of the Week this week.  To pick the Combination, I started with the So Saffron Stitched Star and with Sweet Sugarplum because I wanted to use it.  The remaining color of the Triadic Combination is Soft Sky.  I noted the details in my Color Combination of the Week for 12/8/2016 article.

I wanted the filigree star image to show up better than the Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad on Soft Sky Card Stock, so I chose the Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ PadTempting Turquoise is the Hue of the Blue-Green Color Group, so the Triad is the same.  I fudged a little with using the Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad for the greeting, but it’s in the Green-Blue/Blue-Green Color Group, so no harm done.

The filigree star image looks great on a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.  The Tempting Turquoise Pad was light enough for the envelope images.

This was the first time I used the Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from the Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack.  It’s more like tinsel than glitter and is very pliable.  You also don’t get the glittery mess you got with last year’s Glitter Ribbon.

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