Saturday, 10 January 2009

Punched Daisies and Stitching


The daisies on this card were made using a 1.5" Woodware Daisy Punch and a half inch circle punch. There are two layers for the petals, punched out of computer paper, shaped as here (scroll about half way down for the petal shaping), and coloured with pink chalk on the petal tips, and a touch of green in the centres. The centres were cut from yellow paper, and shaped with a large embossing ball tool to cup them. The two daisy layers are stuck together with the petals offset, and then the cupped centre piece turned upside down, with just a tiny bit of pva glue around the rim to stick it down to the centre of the petals. The leaves were punched from dark green paper using a Leone Em Ash Branch punch.

The stitching pattern is a free download from Ann's Paper Art, although I don't know if it is still available as I think they are changed periodically, and I've had it a long while. I used pink and yellow machine embroidery thread. The corners of the white card are punched using an EK Success Corner Adorner Shaper Punch called Iron Eagle. The embroidered piece is mounted onto a square of the same dark green paper that I used to punch out the leaves.

ETA: Ann has very kindly put this free pattern back up on her site. You can find it under the free patterns link to the left of the main page. Thanks Ann!

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21 comments:

Tracy.H said...

Wow! Beautiful! :0)

Jeanne said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I looked but that pattern isn't available any longer. Darn.

Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Jose said...

JUst gorgeous, they look like fresh flowers.
Jose

Estazia said...

Awesome! This is so pretty and fresh.

cpeep said...

That is gorgeous. You carried the colors throughout the card so beautifully.

Carol
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting
http://extremecards.blogspot.com

Hayley said...

WOW truely stunning!

Ruth M said...

What a gorgeous card Joanne! I have saved that pattern and plan on trying piercing instead of stitching. Thanks for the inspiration!

zcdl said...

Beautiful!! :)

Sam said...

Joanne, your card is absolutely stunning!!! The stitching and flowers are a perfect compliment.

BTW, the pattern can be downloaded from cardstitching.co.uk

Sam
x

Anonymous said...

as gorgeous as ever joanne

tracie at craftylicious

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, your flowers are lovely and the stitching is just awesome!

jen said...

Thanks for the inspiration Joanne! As always you are awesome!
Have a great day.

Janet Bagnall said...

Joanne - this is absoultely gorgeous. I just love your cards -they are always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the information on where we can go to locate the pattern.

Ann said...

Hi Joanne,
I have just spend ages browsing through your lovely Blog. The card you made with my pattern is just absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you so much for all your generous instructions. I will infact give some of them a go. I have subrcriped to your to your Site, and look forward to your new Creations :)

Ann

Anonymous said...

this card is ABSOLUTELY beautiful

Joan Lowder said...

Well I just love your cards. Just so pretty. I can't imagine sending them thru the mail. They are works of art to be displayed on an easel. Joan Lowder, W-S, NC

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne, Just looking through your blog. Love this card.

Mar

jules said...

just gorgeous!!!!!!flowers are my fav thing!!!

Anonymous said...

This card is so dainty and lovely! Very Spring

Swedie

Nancy Ward said...

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK?

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

Stamp/nScrap said...

Wow, this is truly a fantastic card!

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