It's my turn to host the challenge on the Daring Cardmakers this week and I have chosen to 'Stitch It!'. I'd like you to incorporate stitching in any way on your card be it real or faux! You can see lots more inspiration from the Design Team HERE.
This is actually one of the Show samples I did for the We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Pen Show on Create & Craft. It was the last sample I did and so I wanted to incoporate a couple of the templates - in this case the 'hello' and the leaf together with some free hand sewing to see how easy it was.
With the templates in the kit you have to trace through them then stitch. With the freehand stitching at the bottom I made a basic pattern but I didn't want to go to the effort of drawing so I just did some straight lines and it was really quick and easy to do.
Above you can see a close up of one of the leaves which was a template and I have sealed it with sticker paper to stop the stitches from unravelling underneath before cutting it out.
I'd definitely recommend using the Stitch Happy Pen with 2 sheets of card stuck together in order to get the best result. I found if I was using a single sheet, no matter how thick the weight of the card the pen would bend my card through the square or I'd get huge holes as the pen would go through too easily.
Have a great weekend whatever you do. I'm at The Range in St Albans this Sunday with the latest Trimcraft collections.
We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Pen
First Edition Wanderlust Paper Pad
Everything else from my stash