Stitched & Beaded Card

By  Deborah March 

size: 5-1/4"x5-3/4"

  • Stitched & Beaded Card


  • Pearlescent cardstock (The Paper Co.): green; white
  • Purple satin ribbon, 3/4"
  • Tulip Glam it Up! Iron-On Crystals (iLoveToCreate): green; purple
  • Seed beads: pearlescent green; pearlescent purple; vitrail
  • Vitrail bugle beads
  • Green embroidery floss


  • Purchased "Bead Medallion 2: Fern" stitching template (
  • Friend stamp (Quietfire Design)
  • Embossing ink pad
  • Black embossing powder
  • Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon)
  • Fine embroidery needle
  • Self-healing mat
  • Heat tool
  • Computer and printer with Internet connection
  • Aleene's adhesives (iLoveToCreate): Original Tacky Glue; Paper Glaze
  • 1. Make green card base. Edge card with Leafing Pen; let dry.
  • 2. Cut 4"x5-1/2" white cardstock panel. Download and print stitching diagram from Stitching Cards site on Internet. Place card stock panel over self-healing mat and use needle to pierce stitching pattern. Using photo as guide, stitch and bead design.
  • 3. Wrap ribbon around right side of panel, taping ends at back. Tie double bow and adhere to ribbon with Tacky Glue. Adhere panel to card with Tacky Glue; let dry.
  • 4. Stamp "friend" at lower right; heat emboss with black powder.
  • 5. Using Paper Glaze, adhere three green gems to ribbon and three purple gems to card.