Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stitching on Cards

I recently was asked a question about my stitching on cards.  I was asked how I did the inside of the card so the stitching didn't mess up the middle.  Well, often I will try to hide the stitching under a layer on a card, but if I do it on the main card, then I add a lining on the inside.  Here is a card I just finished:

Since I added stitching to the main portion of my card, I decided to add a lining on the inside.  I cut a piece of paper that was slightly smaller than the card.  

Then I just adhered it to the card on the inside.  It makes for a sturdier card too when using patterned paper.  

Since I used a busy piece of patterned paper, I added a little to the inside of the card to make a place to write my message.  

It's not hard, and since I love adding stitching to my cards, it is worth it to me to do this extra step at the end.  :)  

Supplies:  Papers by Dream Street Papers, chipboard by Maya Road, Pearls by Kaiser, "Hello" stamp by Stampendous, and thread by Prism.


Raquites said...

great card; I love the message spot. Adds so much to the card.

salme said...

Wow! I love it!

LME said...

Love the stitching :)

Renee Lamb said...

What a GREAT card! I love the birdie and the stitching! great tips too! you should check out the DT call for Cardalicious. it's on pub calls ;)

TraceyT said...