Monday, July 27, 2009

DRS Challenge #26: Faux Stitching

Stamps by DRS Designs: 3 Flowers with Butterfly H1068, sentiment C456. Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Papertrey white. Ink: Memento black, Copics, Rich Razzleberry. Old Olive marker. Accessories: Long rectangle and circle Nestabilities, olive grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

So many new stamping supplies, so much fun! This card combines newly released stamps by DRS Designs with the new In Colors from Stampin Up. Add in this week's blog challenge to create a project featuring faux stitching and a previous Mojo Monday sketch and you have a great combination of old and new!

Speaking of new, a stamping friend recently taught me a new technique to make faux stitching even easier using a scoring tool and the Scor-Pal (thanks, Deb!). Just line up your cardstock in one of the grooves and run the Cutter Bee Bug down the line:

Your lines are not only much quicker, but much straighter than I ever achieve with a piercing template. Use a marker to add lines and you have stitching without having to haul out the sewing machine. I learned from experience that I like my stitches slightly arched (think my sewing machine needs its tension adjusted?) and with a tiny bit of open space between to achieve the most realistic effect.

Be sure to stop by the DRS blog to admire all the Design Team's faux stitched creations and play along, too!


  1. Beautiful card Jess! Thanks for the Score-Pal tip--I would have never thought of that!

  2. Love the card and thanks for the tip! I might have to try that soon!

  3. What a beautiful card Jessica,i love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  4. Wow, I'm going to have to try this! It's looks totally real to me.

  5. Jessica!!! That doesn't look faux at all!!!! Wonderful idea though...thanks for sharing...beautiful card, sweetie...HUgs..Jacque

  6. lovely card, thanks for that easy tip...

  7. Such a pretty card Jess!! I love your colors and I've not done stitching that way before!! Thanks for the how-to!! ;)

  8. great idea with the score pal!! What color of Copic did you use to color in those flowers?? It is a perfect match to the OO cardstock!! I love that sparkly butterfly :-)

  9. Hmm I forget how I found your blog, but I must say I love it! I've been looking at getting a scoring tool for a while and I think you have just sold me on the Scor-pal! Thanks for the tip! xx


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