Stitching and Fabric

Our challenge this week at Our Creative Corner is to create a project which uses some stitching and fabric.  Stitching can be done on the sewing machine or faux stitching, and the fabric could be used in any part of the project, either as an embellishment, or as I have done, an entire panel.

Again, I am sewing machine-less… that is, without sewing machine…. so I had to use “faux stitching” on my card.  Faux stitching is one of my favourite’s, so it wasn’t a chore, actually I think I may have got a little carried away with it, what do you think?  That’s all faux stitching around the outside of the greeting and the lines along the top and bottom of “Season’s Greetings”, plus there is some around the red star, it’s just a bit hard to see in the photo.

I stuck with some traditional Christmas colours for this one, and have used a non Stampin’ Up! embossing folder which has been sitting unused for some time now.  The Christmas tree looks a bit lumpy in the photo, but I have just used some cotton wool behind it to make it puff out a little.

The Christmas Tree was cut out of the white panel of card stock using the Holiday Collection Framelits die, and the fabric is from the Orchard Harvest Designer Fabrics.  And the greeting is from the Welcome Christmas stamp set.

If you have any questions about how I made my card, please feel free to send me an email.  And you can see what the rest of the Design Team have made  for this challenge here. We do hope you will give this one a go and join in the fun, we love to see what you have created using our challenges.
Next week is my challenge, so make sure you come back to see what I have for you, and it is also our final challenge for the year, as we are taking a well earned break over Christmas.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

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4 thoughts on “Stitching and Fabric

  1. Hello Chris
    A little bit of a quilters technique crossing over into your card-making; puffing up the tree with cotton wool. I normally use a pop dot, this maybe better though.
    Your fabric Bg matching the tree with it;’s faux stitching is not too much for me, as far as I am concerned there is never enough!
    Love the card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. Your approach to using fabric is sensational, Chris! Love the tree cutout and the way you have the fabric showing through. Your faux stitching is so realistic. I truly thought it was real. Super take on our challenge this week! Hope you have had a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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