Are you looking for a fun detail to add to your next handmade card? Have you tried stitching? Carly is here today to share a card with a little stitching and the die that makes it a breeze!
I can’t sew. Not even a little. My mom is a really talented seamstress and used to make gorgeous wedding dresses. She tried to teach me many, many times but I still can barely sew on a loose button. Why am I telling you that? Well if I can add a few stitching details to a card, then anyone can do it!
This is the die that makes stitching easy, the Essentials by Ellen A2 Piercing Plate 2…
I love this die and the Essentials by Ellen Piercing Plate for texture but this was this first time I actually stitched with it. Is my stitching crooked? Yes but it adds character. And are my leaves in kinda wonky places? Totally but I still love how this card turned out and I will keep stitching!
Here’s a quick run down of how this card came together…
First I ran the Piercing Panel die through my die cut machine on a piece of white cardstock. I masked off a section at the bottom and added Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral ink with a blending tool.
From a second pierced panel, I die cut “hey” with the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hello dies and colored it with a blending tool and Distress Oxide Faded Jeans ink.
Next I used one of the leaf dies from Essentials by Ellen Pumpkin Season to make two little cardstock stencils and then I used them with Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber ink to add leaves across my pierced panel.
Then I added a little stitching to the leaves.
I liked the ink blended & stitched leaves so much, I stitched on some felt leaves.
Lastly I added the “hey” and foam mounted the panel to a folded card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!