Saturday, December 15, 2012

December "Stitching" Technique Blog Hop

(IF you are looking for the "Family & Friends" Art Philosophy Blog Hop, click here.)

Welcome to the December "Stitching" Technique Blog Hop.  Each month, we feature a different technique and this month is is stitching.  You may see some faux stitching, some done with machine, and some done by hand as you hop along.

If you've come from Wendy at My Scrapbooking Blog, your right on track.

Here is my project.  My God-nieces birthday is on the 30th and I was looking for a unique wrapping for her present.  I decided to use brown paper and stamp it.  I'm thinking of using twine to decorate it as well. As this was decided, I thought a gift tag using browns and the twine would fit right in.  I really do not have much experience with true stiching of paper but I have to say it was much easier than I imagined.

For this project I used a stencil and cut a background out of brown cardstock and then three more hearts out of scrap material I had.

Then I cut the scrap paper hearts to make it look like a patchwork heart.  Finally, I whip stictched the edge and covered my stiches with another smaller cardstock heart.

A little stamping and decoration and it's ready to add to my package. Your next stop on the hop is back to the beginning (if you haven't been there already) Debi at Debi Is The Other Sister.  Here's the full list in case you get lost along the way.

2.Joy McHargue -
3.Rachel Ventura -
4. Judy Faye Garner -
5. Wendy Kessler -
6. Kindred Hearts -    <<YOU ARE HERE
Thanks for stopping by. 

  • Brown Cardstock
  • (3) CTMH Scrap paper - coordinating
  • Fiskars stencil
  • CTMH Piercing Tool & Needle
  • CTMH Brown Bakers Twine 

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