Since I do this quite often, I've made a couple of templates with different sizes of stitches. When doing the faux stitching I like to have empty space between the stitches. After the holes are pierced, you simply doodle the stitches. Done. This is the card I made, using the cute July image Bertie and Friend. I printed two images and cut out an extra flower and butterfly which I've added on pop up dots. Check out the butterfly tail! That is my other favourite faux (or real) stitching technique!
There are stitching templates to buy, but I'm not really that into them - to big, to big stitches, and they cost money. I usually do my own templates by stamping an image/shape on a scrap paper, put it on my project and pierce away.
The stamp I used looks like stitches but I didn't want the stars, so this is a way to alter the stamped image too. The pattern the piercing makes is really neat as is, but if you want you can also doodle stitches wich will make the pattern pop more.
While thinking about what tips and techniques I'd use in this post, I also made me a pin cushion using the fab Sunflower image from the July release. Thought I'd share it since it is somewhat connected to the rest of the post.
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Yes, you've guessed it right! The challenge for this week is to use STITCHING on your project. Hand stitching, machine stitching or faux stitching - the choice is yours!
Post your project on your blog, and/or you can upload to SCS using TCCWIW4 and link it using Mr Linky at the end of this post no later than Thuesday 28th 12 pm EST. If you don't have a blog, please email your card/project to email@example.com . You are free to combine this challenge with others, but we ask you to mention this challenge in your blog post.
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