I’m always looking for ways to add unique details and texture to my cards, especially to balance out my love of white space! My favorite new way to add a little *extra* is with a simple stitching!
I’m incredibly inspired by the beautifully stitched card by makers like Leigh Houston, but I need to start small. LOL! So I’m keeping it simple with small images and outlines.
Here are a few tips I can share…
- Use heavier paper. 100lb cardstock holds up to the repeated handling of stitching better than 80lb.
- Try no-line coloring so your stitching doesn’t have to compete with the stamped outline. I stamped this little mug with my fav no-line ink and colored with Copic markers.
- Pre-poke the holes. I placed my panel on a soft surface (a folded micro fiber cloth) and used a craft pick to punch the holes.
- For small images, try using less strands of embroidery floss. For this card, I separated my 6-strand embroidery floss in half, using just 3 strands for stitching.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!