You will need card stock for cardmaking which is available in most craft stores in a variety of colors and sizes. You will also need pieces of fabric for the applique, self-adhesive tear-away stabilizer, a sharp 75/11 needle and 40-weight rayon or polyester embroidery threads. If you prefer cotton threads, use 60-weight ones.
Step One: Out of the cardstock, cut a rectangle that will fit inside your hoop. For a 5" x 7" hoop, this size is approximately 12" x 8". Fold it to get a card about 6" x 8". Hoop the self-adhesive stabilizer. Remove the paper which covers the sticky side inside the hoop. Stick the cardstack onto it.
Step Two: Start embroidering. The machine will embroider a shape and stop. Place a piece of red fabric over the shape and start the machine. It will embroider the shape again and stop.
Step Three: Take the hoop from the machine and with a pair of sharp scissors cut away the excess fabric as close to the outline as possible.
Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine. It will make the outline of the first dove and stop.
Step Five: Place a piece of fabric over the shape and start the machine. It will embroider the outline again and stop.
Step Six: With a pair of sharp scissors cut away the excess fabric as close to the outline as possible.
Step Seven: Repeat steps Four through Six for the second dove.
Step Eight: Return the hoop into the machine to finish the raw edges of the fabric.
Step Nine: Take the working piece from the hoop. Cut away the excess stabilizer.