The challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week is In Stitches. Instead of faux stitching or making a layout about being “in stitches”, I decided to take it literally and add some real hand sewing to my project.
I used paper and ribbon from Rustic Home Fundamentals along with Sea Glass cardstock. The stitching pattern is from the Stitch Guide by Close To My Heart. I grabbed some old floss and away I went, needle in hand with a vague memory of embroidery from earlier days. While it’s nowhere near perfect, I think it fits with the shabby chic style of the card!
I added sentiments to make this appropriate for a sympathy card, but it could certainly work for any occasion. I’m not sure I’ll do a lot of hand stitching in the future since it takes quite a bit of time, but it was fun to try!
Please stop over to Heart 2 Heart and check out the other design team members’ artwork. You will certainly find some great ideas for adding all kinds of stitching to your projects. Then link them up at H2H for everyone to enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by! Remember to do something AWESOME today! Laurie