I love the look of sewing on a card, it seems to add a little somethin’ –somethin’ if you know what I mean. So I bought a tiny, cheap sewing machine that I use for straight stitches on cards.
Of course, now I want to use zig-zag stitches on my cards because it adds more somethin’-somethin’ and my tiny, cheap sewing machine isn’t capable of that.
Paper piercing mimics sewn stitches, when you use a pen to connect the dots, more or less. It can look great, but it is time consuming! I went a little overboard with this card, but I think the overall effect is worth it.
By using a white gel pen, I can mimic the look of stitches. I also chose to punish myself and paper pierce each panel. I also love to hate panels.
Here’s a closer look:
Not only did I pierce each panel….I pierced the scallops on the circle and the ribbon mat:
I think this card has a ‘Country Christmas’ feel to it with all that stitching.
This card is available in my Etsy shop
What’s the technique you love to hate?
Ciao for now,