Cardmaking, Essentials By Ellen

Adding Stitched Details To Stamped Cards With Essentials by Ellen

Are you looking for a fun detail to add to your next stamped card? Have you tried stitching? In honor of National Embroidery Month, Carly is here to share how she added a few stitched details to her most recent stamped card.

I will be the first one to tell you that sewing, stitching & embroidery are not really talents of mine BUT I have found that it is super fun (& easy) to add just a few stitching details like the fringey, flower center I added to the watercolored Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony on this card…

To create this card I started by running a panel of my favorite watercolor cardstock through my die cut machine with the Essentials by Ellen A2 Piercing Plate 2. Not only is the plate amazing for stitching because it pierces all the little holes but it also gives the cardstock a really fun texture.

Next I stamped the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony with No Line Coloring ink and used Distress Ink reinkers to watercolor the flower.

After the panel was dry, I added a little black marker to the center. Then I added little “fringey” type stitches, coming up from the back in a U shape and tying the ends in a knot. After making a circle of black stitches, I added a circle of pink.

To finish the card I stamped “hello” from the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Sakura set and topped it with the “beautiful” die cut.

I added a little faux black splatter with a marker and foam mounted the panel to a folded card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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  • Reply Joan Bardee February 4, 2022 at 6:34 am

    this is fantastic. so Carly!!

  • Reply ggnurse February 4, 2022 at 8:28 am

    Brilliant idea–wonderful card!

  • Reply Connie Griffin February 4, 2022 at 8:49 am

    that is so pretty and love the stitches you used

  • Reply Andrea H February 7, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Beautiful colours and the design is perfect too. TFS. X X

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