Red and black Birthday

Hi crafters. This textured card was stitched using the Paper Smooches cross stitch die. ( This rectangular one is retired but there is a square one which can always be extended with multiple die cutting). I cut some black cardstock and stitched with red acrylic yarn. I don’t have any Paper Smooches stamps so I used one from Funky Fossil quick brown fox stamps. The experiment with this card was how to get a really red embossed sentiment.

The top attempt is Gina K red hot embossing powder on black cardstock. The embossing looks very dark. The middle one is white embossing with red over the top. This is more red but not perfectly on top of the white. The bottom one which I used was white cardstock with the same red embossing powder. I coloured the card stock with black soot stain to make it black.

I placed the panel over red cardstock with red fun foam around the edges.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon says Stamp Stamptember Paper Smooches collaboration challenge.

Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Stitch it