Think Technique : Machine Stitching

Hello friends!

Today I get to share a ‘think technique’ with you. I have to admit, at first I was a bit stumped at what technique I would share seeing as I don’t think of myself as a technique scrapper. I think a lot of us say that, but we really are. What do you do to make a layout yours? I bet there are techniques that you do without even thinking about it. I gathered the supplies I thought I would use from the True Love Collection…and let them lead me.

The technique that I found myself using was adding machine stitching to a patterned paper to create dimension and added detail. If you look closely you can see the stitching lines on the woodgrain background sheet. I let the design lead the stitching so the lines are a bit wavy, just like the background.

This is something that is really easy to do, only takes a couple minutes, and makes the layout have a little something extra.

 

One other fun little technique that I also used was overlaying a chipboard decorative item on top of a printed one. On the die cut in the middle there is actually and printed arrow under the chipboard one. I cut the chipboard arrow and adhered it to add some dimension to that element.

Give these simple techniques a try!

 

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10 thoughts on “Think Technique : Machine Stitching

  1. Your right I don’t think of myself as a technique scrapper, yet I am. My favorite is stitching, but not with a machine. Over thirty years ago I put a needle in my finger on my mother’s machine. Fortunately it was at the very tip. Last time I used a machine. Before scraping I was big on embroidery. I probably have 3/4 of DMC floss. I’ve done cross stitch, french knots, outline, straight stitch on my layouts. It’s definitely slower but there is so much control over dimension of your stitching. Beautiful layout as the example! And I’m loving the new lines! I’m so happy I saved the Gift Cards I received from family for my birthday and Christmas to wait on Winter CHA!

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