Three Ways To Mount Cross Stitch On A Card

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.

Ways to mount cross stitch on a card

Here a cross stitch design was stitched on white fabric and simply mounted into a double-fold card with an oval aperture – quick and easy.

2. Mounted as a patch on a single-fold card.

Ways to mount cross stitch on a 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.

Ways to mount cross stitch on a card

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.

100 Cross Stitch Card DesignsDid this tutorial help you to learn how to mount cross stitch on a card? For more cross stitch techniques and loads of cross stitch charts for cards, get your copy of 100 Cross Stitch Card Designs, or download the PDF eBook, today.

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