Monday, August 22, 2011

Birthday ATC from Marilyn



What a wonderful surprise I received in the mail this week when this beautiful birthday ATC arrived from Marilyn.  I love it!  Thank you so much, Marilyn!

The edging on this ATC is a very cool technique.  You might want to enlarge the photo so you can see how Marilyn did it.  I have to figure this out! 

4 comments:

Annie said...

Very nice gift and an interesting edging, indeed. Can we see the back please?

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Thanks Annie! Would make it easier to figure out this edging to look at both sides! I have just added a photo to the original post.

Marilyn said...

Hey Kerry. Glad you like the card. The edging was pretty simple. I used several strands of thread (sheesh, I can't even remember if it was floss or perle cotton)and started at the middle of one side and did a type of whip stitch I guess you'd call it. I came up from the back and went over the edge and came up in the same place. Then I took the thread over the top and came up from the back for the next stitch and did that all around. I hope that makes sense but you have the ATC there to look at if it doesn't.

Marilyn said...

PS. I forgot to say that when I got around to the starting point I just tied a knot in the threads that were couched down.