couch stitching on paper
I’ve just lately added couch stitching to my humble repertoire of paper stitched goodies. And since my new favorite crafty thing is converting an empty facial tissue box into a greeting card, it seems only logical to combine the two.
I use the bottom of the box and one of the adjacent side panels and refold it out-side-in. Then glue white paper from a recycled envelope over the bottom panel. This becomes the inside of the card where the message goes. so easy (and green)!
don’t laugh. I happen to prefer this generic brand of tissue.
Nat, author of the smallest forest, is wonderfully talented and this recent embroidery sampler she posted is a beautiful example of couch stitching.
I know, right? How gorgeous is that!
My own creations are far more humble, by comparison. But I had to try out that pretty circular swirl for the birthday card I was making.
Perforating the paper before stitching is the key ingredient. I perforate about 6-8 stitches at a time with a push pin, placing the design as I go.
Makes for an unexpectedly cute greeting card! thanks for dropping in today :)