Happy Monday everyone! Laura here with a quick how-to on creating faux stitching on your projects.
I love the look of stitching and piercing on my cards, but it can be tedious, and some of the tools for creating this look are spendy! So, I recently thought of a cheap, quick, and easy way to acheive a stitched look on my cards, and today I'm sharing it with you!
You only need a couple of tools to do this (and you might already have them on hand!) - a ruler (I like the Tim Holtz Ruler because it is see through, and has marked grid lines at every 1/8", which comes in handy for this technique), and a tracing wheel (you can find these in the sewing department of your craft store. I picked mine up at Walmart for under $2).
Color up your image, and get all the layers of your card cut and ready to go.
Place the first layer to be "stitched" on a cutting mat or foam pad. Line the ruler up against an edge of the panel to mark a 1/8" border.
Then slowly, but with firm pressure, guide the tracing wheel against the edge of the ruler along the entire length of the panel.
Turn the panel, re-align the ruler to mark a 1/8" border on the next edge, and repeat.
Repeat on all edges of all layers that you want "stitched". Here are the 3 panels I "stitched" for my card.
And there you go... a faux stitched edge in a a fraction of the time! I hope you will give it a try!