There are various ways to mount cross stitch on to a card. To find out more, read these instructions from 100 Cross Stitch Card Designs by Joanne Sanderson…
The choice of embellishments today is excitingly wide, but can be a little daunting when you are deciding how to finish off a stitched piece. Most cross stitch motifs are very versatile – with a slight change, perhaps in the wording on the card or the embellishments used, a design can be used for more than one occasion.
How to mount cross stitch
Here are the three basic ways to finish a card:
1. Mounted in a simple double-fold card with aperture.
2. Mounted as a patch on a single-fold card.
Here the same design was stitched and this time backed with iron-on interfacing to stabilize the fabric edges. It was then trimmed and glued to a single-fold card as an attractive patch.
3. Mounted as a patch on a decorated single-fold card with themed embellishments added.
Here the design was stitched on patterned fabric and prepared as a patch as before, but the card itself was decorated with printed papers and the cross stitch design teamed with themed embellishments, producing a professional look that is surprisingly easy to achieve.
It’s your choice as to whether you simply slip your stitched design into an aperture card, or spend a little more time finishing your card to make it extra special. Just remember, there is no right or wrong way to finish a card, and you can decide just how much or how little you want to do, so feel free to experiment.