Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas cards

This year I participated in the Christmas card swap at Fibre Fever again. 
Helinä made this pretty card for me with crocheted snowflakes.
And this is the card I made for Margreet. I used the scraps from the quilt I made last year.
TAST stitch 134 is fern stitch, which is perfect to represent the branches of a Christmas tree. I used perle 5 and decorated them with beads.
Chevron stitch in perle 5.
Feathered chain stitch in 2 threads of stranded silk.
Star stitch in 1 thread of DMC satin.
I secured the ribbon with red beads . . .
. . . and finished my card by addding a charm.
Just take a closer look at my card here.

12 comments:

  1. I really like your card Annet - it looks lovely

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I hope my friends and family thinks the same, I used a photo of this card for my Christmas cards.

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  2. Both cards are beautiful, but strikingly different.
    Is Halinä from Finland? If so that might explain the Nordic Darkness (there were only five hours of sunlight in November in neighbouring Sweden this year).
    You're right, the Fern Stitch makes great fir tree needles.

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    1. Yes, Helinä is from Finland. I'm so glad Sharon introduced fern stitch, I think I'll use it often in the future!

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  3. Snowflakes in the card are lovely. Embroidered card is also beautiful.

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  4. what delightful cards, can see Margreet bringing it out every year and so many tast stitches on it too

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. Margreet was very happy with my card.

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  5. your Christmas card is very beautiful. Thanks for the details. I love effect of star stitch.

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    1. Thanks, Chitra. It was fun to see how the star stitch altered my fabric.

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  6. What beautiful cards, Happy Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Merry Christmas for you too!

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