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These cards represent my second effort to stitch these die-cuts. Last time, I had a problem stitching the leaves. This time I used Size 8 instead of Size 5 embroidery floss for the leaves and swirls. I used the thicker Size 5 for the flowers. Using the thinner floss on the leaves helped a lot. I also started to stitch some of the leaves differently. Notice the leaves on the yellow Happy Birthday card.

This time I noticed the edge of the small die left an embossed line on the cards. It is most noticeable on the pink card, but its on all the cards. It is especially annoying on the cards that feature the rose in the corner since the white space should be clean and smooth but has lines showing.

When I post my third effort, Ill share what I did to help avoid those lines.

4 ¼ x 5 ½ inches
Gina K. cardstock (card bases, except the dark green)
Carnival Vellum New Forest Green (dark green card base)
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110-lb. cardstock
Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings (Celebrate Your Day!)
Stampin UP! Sassy Salutations (Happy Birthday)
Marianne Design Corner Stitched Rose Die
Spellbinders Candlewick Rectangles Die Set
Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles Die Set
DMC Coton Perlé embossing floss, Size 5 (rose) and Size 8 (leaves and swirls)