Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I LOVE a good pun. (to be perfectly honest, I like most groan-worthy puns, too!) So when I saw this cute little Whipper Snapper stamp I knew I had to add it to my collection. Oh, the pun possibilities! :)
I decided to play along with Charisma Cardz. The current theme is "in stitches (real or faux)." I love the look of stitching on cards, but I don't have a sewing machine, nor would I be able to operate one even if I did. The original plan was to go with faux stitching, but I decided to be brave and try hand stitching with a needle and thread. It was actually quite easy, if a little time consuming. I just took my paper piercer (AKA old compass that I nicked--with permission--from my grandmother), punched holes in a (mostly) straight line, and used a needed and four strands of thread (to make it more like embroidery floss). I love the additional texture and interest stitching adds to the card. You might see a little more stitching on my cards.
Thanks for looking! Have a great day! :)