One of my favorite techniques to use on my projects is stitching! However, I don’t always have the sewing machine out, and hand stitching can take waaaaay toooooo loooong! That’s why I fudge it with faux stitching with a sewing wheel cutter (one of those wheels with spikes), and a black pen. Here’s the result:
Here’s a close up of how the faux stitching looks:
I usually drag the pen over the line of holes a few different times, and I don’t worry about it being perfect because I love the look of messy stitching! It’s a tiny detail that makes a big impact on the design of a layout, and the best part is that it’s simple and quick.
As for the some other aspects of my design, I added some black leafy die cuts to contrast with all of the pastel papers.
I added a handful of the “Chasing Dreams” printed chipboard, including the title. I love all the different pieces in the package- titles, butterflies, hearts and banners add some much variety and added interest to the layers. And I used some of the Prima Marketing flowers to frame the picture that I matted using some black card stock, again, to add some contrast with the lovely pastels.
I finished the layout by adding some splatters in black and white. I used some India ink of my own and a fan brush.
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