Hand Sewing a Cardmaking Project
For today’s project, I am bringing attention to one way to customize your project with hand sewing. This week at the What Will You Stamp challenge, we are stamping with Coffee Cafe’ stamp set. Be sure to go over to the page and check out all of the Design Team’s cards this week and if you are up to a challenge…. add a photo of your card as well!
Coffee Cafe’ stamp set
Retro Coffee Table Design
Would you believe this card is designed with mostly left over scraps? This is my favorite no-waste type of project. Stacking up all of these pieces is what led to this design idea. Creating the look of a table top with coffee stains with a retro look happened due in part to using Layering Squares Framelits dies. I really like how the dies allow me to cut out different sized shapes.
The shades of brown work nicely with Coffee Break DSP. This is a versatile stamp set, with even tiny hearts to add accents to your design. Stamping off, then using the lighter shade of ink gives a nice variety of color. I even added hand stamped hearts to the DSP to carry through the design. What would you add to this design?
Hand Sewing a Heart
Hand sewing is a craft that is close to my heart. It’s relaxing for me to use my hands and spend time with my family. It’s a natural addition to one of my handmade cards, for me to add a hand sewing element. To create this heart, I used my paper piercing tool and poked holes into thick paper. Embroidery floss or Baker’s Twine will work nicely to work up and down the holes, using an embroidery needle. The thread tails can be secured behind the heart before attaching it to the card.
For a visual demonstration on how I created this project, check out the video demonstration link below.
Coffee Cafe’ Bundle is currently 10% off and available in my online store
measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
plus more WW cs for die cuts
Early Espresso card stock scraps for die cuts
Coffee Break DSP scrap for die cut
I created a visual demonstration of this project that is posted on my YouTube channel. CLICK here to watch or watch below.
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. Thanks for stopping by today.
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