Monday, 18 September 2017

Small birthday cake design - perfect for cross stitched greeting cards.

Small birthday cake design - perfect for cross stitched greeting cards.





Colour
Where is it used
Anchor Thread numbers
DMC thread numbers
Brown
Main cake colour
363
977
Light pink
Icing
50
957
Dark pink
Candles and backstitch on plate (shown in green on chart for clarity)
29
891
Yellow
Flames on candles
289
307
White
Plate
1
5200

This design was originally drawn in Anchor colours, a conversion table was used to get the DMC colours.

Hello everyone,
Today is a simple design of a small pink birthday cake. This is a design I just grabbed some threads and a tiny scrap of left over Aida and tried to see what I could make. Since the design was meant to be for a birthday card I though a small simple birthday cake would be ideal. 

Heres a pic of the finished design:


The rose was a tiny motif from Donna Kooler's 555 Cross stitch designs for the young at heart. Its a brilliant book by the way if you are ever looking for a new book for your cross stitch designs. 

The heart in the square is in the same book, a small part of a larger design. I changed the colours to match the pink theme. Then added a nice happy birthday sticker match the silver metallic threads. 
Though I really dislike stitching with metallic threads its rather fiddily and the thread likes to split apart as you sew. However you can't deny that the end result is so pretty. 

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