Sewing on your scrapbooking projects adds so much dimension and flair. Stitching on projects can be accomplished using a machine, handstitching, faux stitching, drawing the stitches, and using stamps.
Today I would like to expand the handstitching category:
You can stitch with thread, ribbon, yarn, raffia, jute, fibers, and embroidery floss, such as DMC. Floss is inexpensive, widely available, and comes in every shade imaginable. Plus you control the thickness because each floss is made up of 6 strands. Use them all, or just one or two. Or use one or two strands of more than one color.
Once you've had a little practice, you'll start sewing on everything.
A few ideas:
- Create your own backgrounds and borders by piecing together cardstock blocks or strips.
- Embellish and attach diecuts for a custom, dimensional look.
- Create paper or fabric pockets to hold journaling blocks, extra photos, or simple memorabilia.
- Stitch around lettering and titles.
- Embellish journaling blocks.
- Draw attention to a photo by stitching on the mat
- Adhere vellum to your background. (Vellum is translucent, so it will often show the glue that lies beneath it. Try stitching it on instead.)
- Create decorative handmade accents that you attach to a page. One popular technique combines sewing with tearing. Sew along an edge first, then tear just on the other side of your stitches. Push the torn edge up.
Take a look at what the designers did at What's the Scoop with the Paper Popsicles' digitals this week and how they incorporated stitching.
What can YOU do? Create a NEW project using stitching in some way and load it HERE with Mr. Linky. Who knows, you might be "scooped" on Saturday and you just might win our weekly or monthly RAK!