Wednesday, 2 January 2013

It's a Gift

Today I thought I would share something a bit different with you, this is a gift that I made for someone recently, a ribbon embroidered face cloth.

Ribbon Embroidered Face Cloth

To create this I used Penny Black stamp Clusters 3633K and two different widths of satin ribbon.

To begin I stamped the image onto the facecloth using Versacraft ink (to set the ink, I ironed the facecloth before adding the ribbon).

Stamping the Facecloth

I then cut strips of thin green satin ribbon for the stem and leaves and stitched onto the face cloth using a sewing machine and the zig zag stitch.

Stitching the stems

Then thread a wool needle with the pink ribbon and stitch the petals, using the thicker ribbon for the lower petals and the thinner ribbon for the upper petals.  Add Liquid pearls to the ends to add extra dimension to finish.

Close up of Ribbon Embroidered Face Cloth

Here is the finished product.

Ribbon Face Cloth

I love how versatile Penny Black stamps can be, I have many more gift ideas that I hope to be able to share with you over the coming months.

May I wish you all a happy new year.

Hugs Cathy
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15 comments:

MaxineD said...

What a fabulous use of the stamp Cathy - I thought you had used a closed chain stitch to make the petals - is the liquid pearls wear and waterproof?
Blessings
Maxine

Cath Wilson said...

What a brilliant idea - love this one and may have to try it out. Love the use of the ribbon and the liquid pearls to finish is a genius touch. Thank you for sharing x

Penny said...

Brilliant new way to use stamps AND my sewing machine! The flowers are so pretty. That would be my question too about the liquid pearls or would this be for decoration only?


Penny x

Paula (PEP) said...

This just left me speechless - very pretty & superbly inventive: really showing PB's versatility.
Paula (PEP)

Crafting Queen said...

Happy New Year. What a wonderful project!

Cathy A said...

Penny, I put liquid pearls on a tee shirt years ago and it gets thrown in the washing machine all the time and the pearls survive!

Cathy A said...

Maxine, yes they are waterproof, I put them on a tee shirt years ago that I wash in the machine and they are still there to this day!

annemarks said...

Beautiful gift and great that you can wash it in the machine. You always have succh great ideas Cathy :)

Maureen Hayes said...

Really beautiful and so creative. Thanks for showing us more uses for our stamps. Who doesn't love to get double duty out of their crafting supplies?! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

Happy New Year!
Maureen

Joan V said...

Cathy, this is fantastic.

Annette said...

wow how creative and super adorable...love it

MaryH said...

Fabulous use of this beautifully simple stamp. Thanks for sharing the idea and taking time to write the instructions. Happy New Year.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

this is amazing and beautiful!

pattisjarrett said...

So pretty! I've never tried ribbon embroidery. Maybe it's time to learn?

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done!