• Bonnie Crane

Copper! featuring Spellbinders’ Stitched Hello

Hi everyone! I am not a big stitcher but Spellbinders’ Stitched Hello was sitting right next to copper metallic embroidery thread in my craft room … what can I say?! I squinted my eyes and threaded the needle! And then I found some copper specialty paper and copper sequins! So copper it was! Unfortunately, this die is no longer available but if you are inspired to make a card in a copper or another metallic theme, I have linked to a similar die, Stitched Thanks. I am not even sure where I got the specialty paper but I have provided links for other beautiful, copper papers.

The floral outline was die cut from black card stock. The leaves and flowers were stitched with DMC Metallic Copper embroidery thread (purchased at Michaels). I cut a length and pulled about 4 or 5 strands to embroider with. By the time I finished the stitching, the back of the middle section of the die cut was covered in scotch tape! When I begin, the thread end is taped down and when that thread is too short to stitch with, it is taped down again. This keeps back relatively flat so it can be mounted on a panel.

The copper paper was cut to 4” by 5 1/4”, card front size, and mounted on black card stock measuring 4 1/8” by 5 3/8”. The panel was adhered to an A2 sized, top folding card base of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock. Liquid adhesive was used to mount the stitched panel to the card. I applied the glue in thin streams making sure I was not only applying it to the card stock and scotch tape (!) but also catching the centres of each of the stitched elements. I placed some weight over the card and left it to dry completely.

The letters were cut from the copper paper and black foam and stacked. Small copper sequins finished off with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew were used as embellishments for the flower centres and additional accents.


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