Happy Tuesday! Today I’ll be reviewing embroidery thread that I am obsessing over lately. This specific thread, DMC’s metallic, is my current favorite and I have a few projects to share with 3 different ways to use it on your cards… and of course, they are thank you cards to finish off March! But first up, the review!
They are true to their name – very metallic and the colors are gorgeous. They give the perfect amount of shine (and bling! if you will…) to your cards and projects.
They are strong. These threads are 3-ply and do not break easily. Working with thick cardstock… this is an important “pro.”
Easily manipulated. They have shape and form, but can be placed exactly how you want them and they look beautiful (see the bow in the 2nd card below).
The end of the thread unravels and is very frustrating when threading the needle. My goodness!! My patience was tested greatly with this issue and spinning it back together or wetting the tip did just about nothing. The closest remedy I had for this problem was to put a bit of vasoline on the end and try to get it back together – still not a perfect solution.
Not meant for the machine. It says right on the package that this thread is not intended for a sewing machine. If you are like me and don’t use one, no problem, but if you are an avid sewer, take notice of the caution.
So my verdict on this one… it’s worth it for card making! The needle threading is annoying, but I don’t stitch on all my cards so I can handle it every once in a while. And the glam you get from the finished product is just too cute! So here are some ways to use it on your cards… >>
This card was all about the stitching! I used a standard back stitch and went through all of the paper and the card base. Use a strong needle for tough paper!! You won’t regret it… 😉 This is also a typical stitch that is much quicker to do when using a sewing machine… just use the correct thread. 🙂
For this card I used the thread to tie a pretty bow on one of the buttons. I loved how much body the strands gave. You can also use a little glossy accents to keep your ends in place if they give you a hard time.
And for one of my favorite ways… the messy toss of thread. I love this look. It’s very trendy right now and I think it’s so fun!! Here is another card where I use this technique. You could also wrap the thread around the card like you would use twine… like in these mini’s for example.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be out for next week – Spring Break Family Vacation time 🙂 – and will be back the first Tuesday in April. Happy Crafting!!