To create this card, start by stamping leaves in a permanent & waterproof ink. Waterproof is helpful because you will be handling the paper later while sewing and you don't want any smudges. I used Archival Ink in Magenta Hue and one of my favorite stamps set by Catherine Scanlon, Whimsical Flowers.
Choose colors of embroidery floss for stitching. I really wanted the greens and pink but I didn't have any so I used my Distress Ink to color them. Swipe ink of craft mat, spray with water and pull floss/thread through the puddles to color.
Let floss dry or speed process with a heat gun. Ta-da! Custom colors!
Punch holes in design to make stitching easier.
To create flower accent, die cut multiple layers of white tissue with different sized dies. I used the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony.
Color the tissue with ink spray, ink blending, etc. There is no wrong way but ink blending does dry faster.
Layer flowers and carefully stitch together.
Add flower, sentiment and splatter to panel. And add stitched panel to card.