15 January 2018


We don't just play with pencils, markers and card at MFT......... we're also pretty good with a needle and thread!

Some of the Design Team have been having fun creating Valentines cards using our Cross Stitch Tag die and here is mine:

The tag was cut from MFT Smooth White card twice, one was left plain, whilst the other had the cross-stitch die in the centre.

Instead of embroidery thread I chose some rainbow coloured 4-ply wool - it was the perfect thickness for the cross-stitch section and I just loved the way the colours melded together.

Once complete, using some very strong adhesive tape I adhered the plain tag to the back of my stitched one, hiding all the stitching on the reverse. A piece of Watercolor Wash Brights was used to finish off the tag.

As I did not have any ribbon in my stash that matched the colour scheme, I used some of the wool to create my own plaited braid, finishing it off with a little "made with love" heart charm.

I got creative with the background paper too, opting to create my own with Distress Oxide ink so that it could be colour matched to the woollen cross-stitch.  This was then cut using the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax 2 and mounted on to a top folding A2 card base.

I hope you have been inspired by the DT to get those needles out and try your hand at cross-stitching a crafty project for your Valentine!

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donna mikasa said...

Love the kaleidoscope of colors on your tag--the wool is so pretty!

Jennifer said...

Very pretty - thanks for the creative inspiration!!

Paula H. said...

Love this! Your Distressed Ink background is gorgeous and blends so perfectly with your wool.