Hi there! Today I am sharing how to add simple stitched details to your stamped images. It is a great way to add unique touches and a bit of texture.
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A few weeks ago I shared a video where I did some over-the-top stitching on my handmade cards. (You can see it HERE.) Well today I share how to add tiny stitched details… saving time but adding that lovely bit of interest. You could make this technique work with just about any stamps you have.
All you need to stitch is a needle and string. I used DMC Pearl Cotton Size 5 floss for today’s examples because that was what I had with me when I made these at a crafty retreat. However, I do think using 3-ply of typical floss would be even better.
My first example shows adding stitched detail to a card I made with Pinkfresh Studio Say It With Florals Stamps (SSS | PNK) and Say It with Florals Die (SSS | PNK). With the simple and clean style of this card, I feel the little stitches and french knots add so much! I also added a white heat embossed sentiment from the same stamp set and shimmer with my Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Marker.
I liked this design so much I did another in peach…
I also added lots of details to this card made with the Pinkfresh Studio Merry and Bright Stamps (SSS | PNK) and Merry and Bright Die (SSS | PNK). In addition to french knots, I used Silver Lining Nuvo Drops for shine.
Oh my sweetness! I can’t get over how cute the Pinkfresh Studio Playful Animals 2 Stamp Set (SSS | PNK) is. I used a few of the images for a very simple card but added lots of interest with a few french knots and a little bow. I really like the sweetness of this card and will be making many more!
Here is another fairly simple card that comes alive with a bit of colorful stitching. I simply stamped and colored the fantastic Pinkfresh Studio Unicorn Dreams Stamp Set (SSS | PNK) and added stitched details. Swoon!
Next, I wanted to show how you can add stitching to a stamped background. I stamped and colored the Pinkfresh Studio Floral Background Stamp (SSS | PNK)… and added lots of Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Marker. I originally was going to add french knots to the centers of the flowers but decided to add them in the white space between the flowers. The texture is more noticeable in real life. I instead used Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Drops for the flower centers… and added a sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studio Simply Succulents Stamp Set (SSS | PNK).
This next card doesn’t have any stitching but rather has a tiny string bow. This just adds more to the homemade feel of the card. I used the Pinkfresh Studio Forest Friends Stamps (SSS | PNK) and Forest Friends Die (SSS | PNK)… along with a sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studio Playful Animals 2 Stamp Set (SSS | PNK).
Last but not least, I have a sweet wreath made with the Reverse Confetti Fall For You Stamp Set and a few red french knots. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I love it!
CARDMAKING THERAPY BLOG HOP
A couple weeks ago, Amanda Korotkova over at Little Crafty Pill hosted a Card Making Therapy Blog Hop. The purpose of this hop was to share how card making can be therapeutic to folks who are battling a variety of battles.
I had planned to be a part of the hop, but due to a death in a family, I had to back out of the hop. However, I still want to share a link to it as I feel it is an important topic. I spoke about my struggles a bit in my video above. Please head HERE to start the hop and see what others have to share. After all, we are not alone!
Have a great day!
Want to find the products I used?I have listed them below! (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the images below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Pinkfresh Studio (PF), etc.