Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hand sewing

The Daring Cardmakers' challenge this week is to use hand sewing on your cards. Here are some of mine, hand stitched and beaded. This is one of my newest obsessions (lol). I really enjoy combining different techniques with stamping.

This card uses a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design, where the stamps are made from Suzanne Canon's beautiful hand calligraphy. I sewed with gold and metallic variegated thread, and added a few seed bead pearls.

This card uses a Hero Arts stamp, and more variegated metallic thread.

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Gina said...

Wow, stunning cards! I love what you've done with the beads and your stitching is amazing!! Well done! :O)

Rosanne said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Its so elegant.

Unknown said...

Oh wow Gram! These are gorgeous as always! I love them both, the stitching is exquisite. I love the thread you have used on them. I must say, i love the 1st stamp.
Lots a love
Nicola xx

Unknown said...

Well my beloved grandma, i left you a comment raving about your cards, but it has been eaten up & sent into cyberspace!
Love them both & your stitch work is exquisite as always.
Lots a love
Nicola xx

Kim said...

Just one word for these cards....BEAUTIFUL!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards, love the thread you've used.

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

I actually look forward to your handsewn and beaded cards. They are truly works of art. These are no exception.

Beautiful work, Ms. Deborah!

Jennifer :)

Heather Robinson said...

All I can say is intricate and stunning....absolutely beautiful hand stitching!

Stacy Sheldon said...

So very beautiful. :)