Thursday 4 May 2017

JAI #358: Just Add Stitching


This week's challenge at Just Add Ink was suggested by Rochelle, and it's one that's right up my alley! This week we are adding stitching to our projects. It cane be real stitching, or faux, it really doesn't matter as long as it's stitching.

I've been sewing since I was a very little girl, and it's something that I've wanted to incorporate more in my card making. I've recently purchased/modified a new desk so that I can have my paper crafting on one side and sewing on the other. It's not quite finished (IKEA has temporarily sold out of the drawers I need!), so the sewing side has become a little bit of a dumping ground. I managed to clear a little space to allow me to sew on my card though.

I went for a mix of retiring and new products on the card. I stamped the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic (retiring) on some Powder Pink cardstock in the matching ink (new!). I then laid the two die cuts from Sunshine Wishes (carrying over) on the card and sewed through the three layers. I finished by stamping the You from Crazy About You (retiring).

I then adhered the Powder Pink panel to some Berry Burst cardstock (new!) and stitched around the edge of the BB card to give a border. Now, if I'd been paying attention and not trying to cook dinner at the same time, I would have noticed that the tension was all wrong on the sewing machine. Whoops! I did notice in time to sew a much nicer looking border on the PP panel. Lesson learned!

I probably should have stitched a border on the inside BB card too, but by this point of time in making the card and trying to cook dinner the vultures children were circling and demanding to be fed. Oh well!

I hope you can join us - will it be real or faux stitching on your card? I can't wait to see it over at Just Add Ink.

Bye for now,



  1. Love it! Your design and colour palette are fabulous Tina and the stitching placement is so effective! xx

  2. Fabulous focus on stitching on this gorgeous card, Tina!

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous Tina! I love your stitching layers and how your sunburst draws the eye in to the centre - so clever! xx

  4. Love it Tina! The stitched borders add so much to the design. I especially like how you used it across the sentiment. xxx

  5. I adore your card Tina. Everything is totally on point, but I really love the sun stamp behind the love. Just so striking!

  6. Absolutely perfect execution of all those layers & stitching together Tina. Just beautiful! Kelly x


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