When the Fun with Floss challenge was first posted at Moxie Fab, I was a bit turned off. My opinion of embroidery floss crafts have been 'country kitchy', I've only ever seen it used for cross-stitch. Now don't get me wrong, there are very talented cross-stitchers that make AMAZING works of art. I tried it when I was younger, but never really could focus long enough to make a perfect final project. My stitches were always off or uneven resulting in a sloppy creation.
I must remember these challenge creators are here for a purpose: create a challenge to make us think outside the box. I picked up a few floss colors I liked and sat on them. Inspiration didn't hit me - until last night. It kept me up for a while as I contimplated the way to make a non-kitchy card with floss. This is what I came up with. The opposite of country ktichy style (I hope). I used my SU! tools kit paper piercer to punch the holes out first then sewed them up into little squares.
Originally I had stamped a sentiment where the button is, but I didn't like how it turned out. I came up with the button with french knots to cover up the mistake and reflect the pattern of the squares and unexpected circle. A little hello from Amazing to Zany and voila!