Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Gotta love Faux stitching!

I created this card for the sketch challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers.

I used My Favorite Things Bundles of Bouquets for the main image and sentiment. The image was colored with a combination of Prismacolor pencils, Copics and stamp pad reinkers. I love mixing mediums and really had fun just playing around.

I really wanted to incorporate some fringe on this card..so I attached it just underneath of the panel going across. The fibers give this a fun look!

Finally, I added some faux stitching all around the edges of the card and on the main panel. This is such an easy way to dress up a card with minimal effort. (My sewing machine is currently boxed up and in a closet while our house is on the market--so I have to settle for faking it!)

Tip: After piercing the holes using a template, just use a thin tipped marker to connect the dots. (Stampin' Up! markers work great!) Do not use a ruler!. The lines will look more like actual stitching if you just free-hand connect the dots!

Materials used: Stamps- Bundles of Bouquets (My Favorite Things); cardstock-vanilla, choc chip, Stampin' Up! Dp; brilliance black ink; Staz-on brown ink; brocade blue and real red classic stamp pads (SU!); choc chip and old olive SU Markers; Copic markers; blender pen; Prismacolor pencils; Sakura stardust gellyroll pen; fibers (Basic Grey-Lily Kate); hemp (Hobby Lobby); paper piercing tool and mat pack (SU!); swirl clip (Paper Studio); corner punch (SU!); brad (We R Memory Keepers); choc ribbon (SU!); dimensionals (SU!); Cuttlebug and tag die.

Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Judi said...

As usual, such a nice card!!! TFS

Christi said...

I just fell in love with faux stitching so I know what you mean. I love this!!

Joan said...

Very nice....the faux stitching is great. Joan.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh Carolyn I love this! All the Faux Stitching is PERFECT!!

peanutbee said...

Wonderful card! It caught my eye right away in the SCS gallery this a.m. Love faux stitching too!

Lee said...

Oh yeah...I saw this on SCS and had to do a double take.......I thought the stitching was real!! It looks fabulous!!

Crafty Connie said...

Super great card!

loree2000 said...

I haven't been around splitcoast much so I've lost track of so many stampers. I'm glad you have a blog, now maybe I can keep up w/u. :)

Love the card!

Hint, Hint, I also have a blog! :D

Carla said...

Faux stitching looks so good, sometimes I wonder why I bother with the machine-it's quicker I guess. I think this is my favorite card with this stamp I've seen. I love the glow.

Rita said...

Great card! I luv the use of the fibers in this card & the faux stitching! We all know how well you can sew...right, or did you get better at it? Hehehe!!!

lakind said...

Very pretty! I do love that technique but don't do it that often!

stampmonkey said...

Beautiful card, and the faux stitching complements it nicely.

Melissa said...

Stunning!

Carolina said...

This is just darlin'! Had to seriously look at it close to figure out it wasn't stitching! Love what you did with the challenge - TFS!

karenstamps@hotmail.com said...

Love this card! I really like the added color around the flowers--very nice.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the faux stitching, I have never tried it, but now I think I should!!TFS

Ila said...

Wow!! this is Fabulous!! I love the colors, papers you choose and the faux stitching is wonderful...love it all!

Janine said...

I love this!! The faux stitching is wonderful...
Have a great day!

~ Maricel Fabi said...

Very pretty card, beautiful colors. Great work on faux stitching.

Linsey said...

Wow, that faux stitching looks like the real thing and it looks fabulous! What a pretty vase image! I love your card, as always! :)

Erin... said...

your stitching is fantastic!! lovely card!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh Carolyn!! This is so beautiful and elegant. Love this card.

Juanita B said...

This is a real eye-catcher! Between the beautiful soft glow around the flowers, faux stitching, and wonderful mix of papers I didn't know what to look at first. Great work and TFS.

Elaine said...

Nice card! Thanks for the tip about not using a ruler to do faux stitching.

CraftyC said...

Its a gorgeous card!
Clairexx

Donna said...

this kind of faking it doesn't make you feel bad, so it's good! it's so awesome!!

shel9999 said...

Gorgeous! I *love* all the stitching and the colors!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a gorgeous card! I LOVE faux stitching. . .I rarely make a card without that or paper piercing!

Rose Ann said...

Such beautiful rich colors, and your stitching looks perfect!!