Pretty in Pink Birthday Card

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This is a birthday card I made for my sister–her birthday was last week. I have a shoe box full of already made cards and I chose one I have made in 2008, using the Iris Folding method.

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I wanted to personalise the card, so I added embroidery stitches all around the petals, the stem and the leave, with the chain stitch.

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Then I added a row of lazy daisy stitches. You may have noticed that I chose my colors for the thread amid the colors of the paper I used for the Iris Folding. I was striking for harmony and I think I reached my goal.

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I realise now, looking at the pictures, that there is a white empty space on top of the card. A space where I could have written or embroidered a few words. Bonne fête, for example. Well, too late for that! You can find printables tutorials for the chain stitch and the lazy daisy stitches on my web site, in French and in English.

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