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Friday, September 4, 2009

Stitch It Up! Friday Challenge 58!

Welcome to the Friday Challenge 58: Stitch It Up!
Date: September 4, 2009
Hostess: Christine Ousley

Use stitching somewhere on a layout, card, or mini album. Use a sewing machine or explore the many possibilities of "faux" stitching.

Stitching on cards and layouts is one of my most favorite thing to do. You would be surprised how easy it is. Sewing with fabric and other materials is much more difficult. Paper doesn't slip around especially when you have a little adhesive to keep it in place. I also love that you can use stitching on embellishments where you don't want adhesive to show through. That is the case of my card where I used a transparency over my background paper.

Experimenting is the best thing to do. Take some scraps and sew in some circles, or along the edges. See what your different settings will do. You never know it be that extra little something that you were looking for to make your project complete.

And don't forget stitiching on cards and layouts does not have to be perfect, in fact, sometimes it looks better if is messy. Try it, you will like it!

Want to make your own? Here is where you can get the supplies I used.

~Basic Grey Lemonade Collection
~Basic Grey Lemonade Transparency
~American Crafts; Thickers


Please play along with us! Use code FC58 when you upload to our gallery....and please post an note in this thread, so we are sure to see your creation!

Have a great weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful card you have made...love it!!
    I really love to do stitching on my cards but sometimes just get in a hurry and forget....thank you for the challenge.

    Here’s my card.