Metallic stitched Thank You and New Year greeting cards

Stitch it like you mean it with Genevieve Brading’s metallic hand-stitched cards – a handmade twist on festive greetings. Happy New Year!

Metallic stitched Thank You and New Year greeting cards | Final | Mollie Makes

You will need:
• A5 navy blue cardstock
• A design, traced or printed onto paper
• Washi tape (or paperclips)
• Scissors
• Needle, size 5
• Kreinik fine #8 braid thread in silver (001) and gold (002)
• A5 cream cardstock
• Scalpel
• Metal ruler
• Cutting mat
• Glue

Metallic stitched Thank You and New Year cards | Step 1 | Mollie Makes
Step 1
Fold the navy cardstock in half to form a greetings card. Position your design on the front of your card and tape it down lightly (or secure it using paperclips).

Metallic stitched Thank You and New Year cards | Step 2 | Mollie Makes
Step 2
Punch your needle at regular intervals along each design line, passing the needle fully through the card. The longer the intervals, the longer your stitches will be; keep them smaller on curves. Gently remove the paper design when done.

Metallic stitched Thank You and New Year cards | Step 3 | Mollie Makes
Step 3
Thread your needle and backstitch the design through the holes, stitching the words in the same way as you would write them. Dot the ‘i’ using a French knot. Weave the thread ends into your stitching to secure them.

Metallic stitched Thank You and New Year greeting cards | Step 4 | Mollie Makes
Step 4
Fold the cream cardstock in half. Neatly trim approx 5mm off the side and bottom edges, ideally using a scalpel, metal ruler and cutting mat. Glue the card to the inside of your stitched greetings card. Once dry, get writing!

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Genevieve BradingAbout Genevieve Brading

Genevieve runs trendy needlework brand, Floss & Mischief. She rocks needle and thread – and dances like no-one’s watching. www.flossandmischief.com

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