Saturday, September 30, 2006

{ faux stitching }

This afternoon I decided to make a card using the layout from a card on Nancy's blog and the color scheme from Taylor's blog. Thanks for the inspiring ideas, ladies! While I was at it I thought I might as well take pictures of the faux stitching technique and make a mini tutorial. It's a very simple and yet effective technique... so easy to do and looks so cool! There is no actual sewing involved in faux stitching... so even if you're afraid of the needle & thread you can easily accomplish this!

Stampin' Supplies
  • Ruler or Perfect Layers Tool
  • White Gel Pen
  • Piece of Fun Foam
  • Push Pin
  • Card stock
Stampin' Steps

1. Draw a straight line with a white gel pen along the edge of your ruler on your card.
2. Place card on piece of fun foam.
3. Poke holes in the white line using a push pin.

Completed card is shown above. The stamps I used for this card are all from Stampin' Up!: Paisley, Simply Said, It's Your Birthday. The colors are More Mustard, Cool Caribbean, Cranberry Crisp. For embellishments I used burgundy organdy, dazzling diamonds and signo white gel pen.


  1. LOVE the colours and layout of this card!

  2. This is a very pretty card, Cindy. I am thinking I need some more background stamps. I really like this layout too. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. What a beautiful card, Cindy! And great instructions, too! :)

    I've added you to my list of bloggers on my site. Hope you don't mind. :)

  4. Cool, I can't wait to try this technique. I make the lines all the time but never thought to punch holes in it.

  5. Congrats! We included this post in our latest "Fabric Challenge" Carnival over at Craft Critique! If you'd like to share the "link-back love" we'd welcome it! Just post about the carnival on your blog this week... use this link...

    Craft Critique Fabric Challenge Carnival!

    Thanks so much for writing such a great post!

  6. Short, great tutorial. Thanks, now I can give it a try and have it straight!