Tuesday, August 24, 2010

H2H stitching

This week's challenge at is to make something using stitching-faux or real.  I am in the middle of creating prototypes for my Christmas workshop and so I made one of the tags to fit the challenge. 

I used Close To My Heart's wonderful cardstock in Ponderosa Pine to cut the tag.  I trimmed it with a bit of paper from the fabulous, soon to be released  CTMH Mistletoe pack, the berries were enhanced with a bit of red stickles.  For the curly stitch and the straight stitches, I used CTMH stamps from the "Togetherness" set and Martha Stewart gold pigment ink, embossed with gold embossing powder.  The beautiful ornament comes from the soon to be released CTMH "All The Best" stamp set.  I again used the same gold ink and powder on CTMH Holiday Red cardstock. I crowned it with a red rhinestone from  my stash.  The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it with Versamark and used red embossing powder-"All The Best" actually shows up better in person.

The final touch was to press the piece of colonial white ribbon in gold ink and tie a knot!  All the Christmas CTMH papers and stamps will be available to customers starting Sept. 1st and can be purchased on my website:


  1. love your Christmas tag!!! getting ready for the season that is coming fast....

  2. Wow, this is beautiful Christmas tag! Love the sparkly gold ornament

  3. You did a beautiful job on your tag and I love your blog - nice music too!


  4. Wow, great sparkle and bling! Love the colors you chose, very festive! And what better way to showcase some awesome stitching than to make it golden! Super work, thanks for joining us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

  5. Great idea to emboss stitching lines...I was wondering where you found such shiny gold thread that worked in the machine, lol. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H.