Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday tip

Like that title? Nice alliteration, huh? I digress. (Hee hee.)

Anyway...thought I'd share a card I made a few months ago with some cool and simple techniques. First of all, I knew I wanted to sew on this card, but I wanted it to be a bit more interesting than just a simple straight or zig zag stitch. So I experimented on scratch paper first, and figured out that I can change the width of the stitches as I'm sewing. I lightly marked with pencil where I wanted my lines, as well as where I wanted to change the stitch width and just went for it. Kind of fun. Adds some visual interest. You should give it a try and experiment on scratch paper before you use this technique on a project.

Next, I wanted to use some of those neat-o mini letter stickers, but I couldn't get my hands on some without paying about $10 to have thems shipped here, so I made my own. I created a black text box in Word, and changed the text color to white. I typed my greeting using a few different fonts and leaving a few extra spaces in between each letter. I then printed the text box on smooth white cardstock and used my 1/4 inch hole punch to punch them out. Easy peasy!




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