Good Morning! I’m here with the last Paper Pretties challenge for January! Can you believe January is almost over? Anyway, this week’s challenge was definitely a challenge for me. The challenge is to incorporate sewing/stitching on your card — either real or faux. Real sewing is definitely out — I can’t sew a straight line and when I attempted it on a card, my machine threw a fit. So, I attempted faux stitching.
See that little dot dash pattern around the edge? That is my attempt at stitching LOL! At least I used top-stitched ribbon! Anyway, I picked the adorable Garden Fairy Katie and the equally adorable Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious papers. I really love how the colors came together on this. The colors in the Pixie-licious worked perfectly with Plum Pudding and Ocean Tides from PaperTrey Ink. Before removing the Nestie, I added in my “stitching”.
Now for the inside, I attempted to add in some more “stitching.” I have the In Stitch’z set of flourishes templates from Bazzill, which allows you to make some fun swirls and patterns. It had sat unused for about 6 months. I intended to stitch it with embroidery floss, but decided to wimp out and just “stitch” it with a pen.
I thought the swirl went well with the design on Katie’s wings. My main issue with actually stitching was the fact I had to tape down each loop on the backside. Floss definitely would look better than pen. LOL! At least I gave it a shot!
A Fairy Nice Day
Stamps: Paper Pretties Garden Fairy Katie
Paper: Ocean Tides, Plum Pudding, Select White, Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: top stitch ribbon, Eucalyptus Stickles, Viva Decor Glitter Liner Holo Iridescent, In Stitch’z flourishes template, Nesties