Saturday, July 2, 2011

Stitching Week - "Faux" Stitching

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With a Pen

Love the look of stitching but don't want to spend lots of time on it? Well there's a super easy way to achieve the look without the time consuming part. You can use a pen simply draw your stitched design directly onto your project. It quick, easy, and doesn't require any tools other than a pen. 


"Umbrella" card by Katrina Hunt
Supplies - Cardstock: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Elizabeth Park Collection); Stamps: Unity Stamps Kit of the Month(Just You March 2011/Picture Perfect Nov 2010); Wooden Butterfly: Studio Calico; Ink: Memento; Pen: Zig Micron in Black; Adhesive: Scotch ATG and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

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"Bang Bang Bang" by Noey Hunt
Products used - Patterned paper: American Crafts (clouds), SEI; Tools: Cricut Opposites Attract and Don Juan cartidges (title)

Once I put the whole layout together, I realized the patterns were busy enough that embellishments would be too much. I wanted this layout to be really clean with the cool color combo. So I passed on the embellishments and added an extra frame for the photos with some faux stitching.


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"Happy Day" card by Melissa Elsner
Supplies - Paper: Pink Paislee; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Stickers: SRM Press; Ball Trim: American Crafts; Bling: Kaisercraft; Circle Punches: EK Success; Pen: Uniball Signo; Stamp Ink: Versafine; Other: woodgrain stamp

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"Adore card" by Jill Sarginson
Supplies - Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye - Be Loved; Kraft Cardstock: Recollections; Die-Cuts: My Mind's Eye - Be Loved; Ink: Versamark; Pen: Zig; Other: pop-dots, twine

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"A Little Note" by Melissa Elsner
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Flower, bling: Prima Marketing; Butterfly stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studios; Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries); Pen: Uniball Signo; Stamp: Inkadinkado; Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Corner Punch: EK Success

With a Stamp

Stamping a stitch design is about as easy as it gets! This is a great option for those who love the look but don't want to spend the time getting the stitching detail. Check out the stamp used below on Christy Arthur's projects by Tim Holtz.



"Thank you" card by Christy Arthur
Product List - Cardstock: Bazzill; Making Memories Slice Remember This Cartridge (Thank you letters); Crate Paper Restoration Collection: Lace, Fringe and Heirloom; Sassafras Vintage Yummy Pleasantly Puzzled; Pen: American Crafts; Stamp: Tim Holtz; Corner Rounder: Creative Memories; Ink: Colorbox

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 "Mode of Travel" by Christy Arthur
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4 comments:

dawn said...

I'm so glad you added in this concept too, which is what works for me. All of these projects came out great and the stitching part really made a nice finish to them. Great job everyone

Allison, thanks for adding this fun week, everyday was awesome to see.

Cindy said...

I have enjoyed this Stitching week so much. Thanks again for doing this-and I have shared it with others.

COScraps said...

I have enjoyed this week too! And learned quite a bit. I think I am ready to tackle sewing. I have been wanting to try it for awhile I think I will finally give it a shot after I get some of the current projects off my desk...this is a good motivator to get them done!

Cynthia B. said...

The stitching really take these projects up a notch...even I'd there's no thread involved! Thanks for sharing these projects and ideas all week!