Designs from "Valentine Greetings" set can be used for making valentine greetings, embroidered on certain types of paper, like mulberry paper.
Often the size of postcard or type of decorative paper you select for card base don't let to hoop paper the regular way. Yet, if the paper is strong enough to support embroidery without stabilizer, there is another way around.
This "other way" is to hoop strong cutaway backing, cut as small as possible hole in it's middle for the design that should be embroidered, then apply temporary adhesive spray over the backing, attach decorative card stock paper and embroider the design.
Here's one greeting card we've made using this technique (front & back)
Notice that this card design doesn't allow hiding embroidery backing, and the backside is also embroidered in same thread color (color bobbin), to make it look beautiful.
Below you will find a step-by-step instruction, explaining and demonstrating how this postcard was made.
REQUIRED SUPPLIES & TOOLSMulberry paper. heavy weightDesign from Valentine Greetings set. We've used "Hearts #2" for this projectCutaway embroidery backingTemporary adhesive sprayMetallic embroidery thread. We've used red color metallic on this card.Red color bobbin. If you don't have prewound one, just wind regular embroidery thread on bobbin.ScissorsRulerPencil
* Make sure that your printer is functioning properly. You'll need it for printing design template.