This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to add stitching to a papercraft project. Much to my mother's dismay (actually, I think she resigned herself to the fact many years ago, but, still, I'm a disappointment!), I have NO clue how to use a sewing machine. I love the idea of sewing on my cards, and every now and then think I'll invest in a Janome Sew Mini or something similar, but I always decide to spend the money on more stamps instead. In the meantime, I use 'faux stitching' on my cards, by piercing holes at regular intervals, and using a pen to create 'stitches'. Not quite the same, I know, but it's quick and easy.
I must apologise, in advance of showing you my card, for the actual faux stitching on this one. I decided to use my white gel pen on black card, and, of all days, the pen decided to not co-operate - the ink was a bit runny and milky, so I didn't get quite the effect I was after. Still, if you can see past that, and appreciate the other pretty elements on my card, that'd be great!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, All A Flutter, Picture This
Card: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper white, Glossy White
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Jet Black Staz-On inkpad, Pink Pirouette stampin' pad, Regal Rose marker, white gel pen, Re-inkers: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Other: Black embossing powder, mat pack and paper piercing tool, Large Oval punch, sponge dauber, brayer