Today I decided to try a Redwork design. Redwork is something that is very common in the US, it is very simple outline embroidery, usually done with red thread (hence the name.).
I bought pleasant hen design from emblibrary.com and then stitched it directly onto card, using a purple thread.
I think it worked well. I can see me buying a few more of these for card use. I'm kicking myself because they sent me a fantastic discount voucher which I hadn't used, and it expired on Monday.