For my vision card for the final month of this year I chose the word “organize”, as this month I have to be super organized in preparation for the new year.
I made this vision card using several stencils with cutouts of different size squares, representing groups for all the different ideas and thoughts I have, some overlapping, some blending into the next group. I find that working with the symbolism of abstract design offers a great way to get very clear about the things I want to achieve.
I painted using Lumiere metallic paints and then hand stitched a cross stitch into each block. I used metallic hand embroidery thread which was a little challenging to work with because it kept shredding and twisting. I ended up using some thread wax to tame it and the stitching went a lot easier.
For the borders I added some fusible web to a strip of fabric, and then to prevent fraying I cut the edges using my wavy edged rotary blade. You could also use pinking shears. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and then wrap around the edges with half on the upperside and half on the underside, and fuse with a hot iron. This is a super quick way to finish edges, even on quilts, and you can add some machine stitching to secure further.