Tuesday, September 20, 2016

stitched leaves

I love the look of stitching on paper but unfortunately stitching isn't really one of my talents. So with my skill level in mind, I added just a few simple stitches to a stamped image...
To create this card, start by stamping leaves in a permanent & waterproof ink. Waterproof is helpful because you will be handling the paper later while sewing and you don't want any smudges. I used Archival Ink in Magenta Hue and one of my favorite stamps set by Catherine Scanlon, Whimsical Flowers.
Choose colors of embroidery floss for stitching. I really wanted the greens and pink but I didn't have any so I used my Distress Ink to color them. Swipe ink of craft mat, spray with water and pull floss/thread through the puddles to color.
Let floss dry or speed process with a heat gun. Ta-da! Custom colors!
Punch holes in design to make stitching easier.
To create flower accent, die cut multiple layers of white tissue with different sized dies. I used the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony.

Color the tissue with ink spray, ink blending, etc. There is no wrong way but ink blending does dry faster.
Layer flowers and carefully stitch together.
Add flower, sentiment and splatter to panel. And add stitched panel to card.

Thanks for coming by and have a great Tuesday!


1 comment:

Tracey McNeely said...

This seriously rocks Carly! That tissue dimensional flower is gorgeous! If I gave it to someone I would be like 'be careful with that"--loll. Great tips for dying the floods and the tissue! 😊