This week at Heart 2 Heart we're asking you to show us what you can do with stitching! I've done "faux" stitching before, but just recently tried using the new CTMH ruler to do "real" stitching. I used to cross-stitch, and I'm finding it fun to play around with needle & thread again.
This week, I made a birthday card in Lagoon, Smoothie, and Sunny Yellow. I stitched the background swirls with black thread.
To help me get the swirls just right, I stamped some swirl images on the back side, like this:
Then I used the ruler and stylus to poke tiny holes along the images. I didn't bother with every single swirl. By flipping the cardstock over, I could see what my design would look like.
Originally, I planned to stitch the entire swirl, but after I started, I realized I liked the "dashed line" look better.
Then I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to dress-up the card, and finished by adding some bling.
I'm very excited to see what sort of stitching projects you come up with! I hope I'll see you around at H2H!