Design Team: Real & Faux Stitching

The Design Team’s cards this week feature holiday themes accented with stitching, either real or faux. Click the thumbnails below to visit the designers’ blogs for larger photos and more details.

Christmas Cottage by Lisa Cook

Lisa turned this Season’s Tweetings image into a Christmas Cottage for cardinals. The shiny red threads from [...]

Variations on Twin Needle Piercing

The set of Faux Stitched Borders digi-stamps includes 11 stitch patterns, such as straight, zigzag, freehand, swirly, and scallops. One of the patterns is called “Twin Needle.” It’s two parallel lines of precisely spaced dots for piercing. You can create many different stitch patterns with it, making it one of the most versatile borders. Here [...]

Piercing and Shaping Flower Petals

A handmade enclosure card makes any gift just a little more special. For this 3″ square card, the pansy was watercolored, photocopied, scaled down, and then printed twice. On the top layer, the pansy’s petals have been pierced, trimmed, and shaped for dimension. See the how-to photos, below.

Materials for 3″ pansy gift enclosure card: Pierced [...]