This week's challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is stitching - faux or real. I really wanted to do real stitching for this challenge. I have a small sewing machine that I bought at least 4 years ago that hasn't found its way out of the box! I didn't have enough time to learn how to use it, so I decided to try to hand stitch a project. This is the result.
I used a light weight card stock, wrote the sentiment in pencil, then used my paper piercer to add the holes for stitching. A little embroidery floss and a pearl and my sentiment was finished.
I will have to admit, the back is quite the mess. I used a circle punch to cut the sentiment out. Well, that punch no longer works because it has thread and tape stuck to it and will no longer open. Yikes! Next time I try this technique, I will cut out the shape BEFORE I begin the embroidery. I will probably use cloth or felt. I could not this time because my needles were not sharp enough to go through the fabric, so paper it was! :)
The background is embossed vellum. I attached it to my card using my Xyron machine. It works great with vellum, just peel it off the sheet very carefully. The sentiment and die are Simon Says Stamp.
I hope you enjoyed my little 4 x 4 card and will give this challenge a try. We would love to have you join us.
Have a lovely week!