HSS All Stitched Up Challenge #80

Good Morning Stamping Friends!!  I am in this morning to share with you my card for this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiment ALL STITCHED UP challenge.  I think one of my favorite techniques is faux stitching.  I think because it is simple and adds a great embellishment to any project.  Here is what I created.
I used my favorite white gel pen, the singo gel- I have like 9 million of them… anytime I have a few bucks left over in free hostess dollars or if I need to bump up my order a few bucks to get to another level, I would add one on and man do they add up fast!!!
I love this retired DSP, I miss it and only had some small scraps left but it was enough to put together this card!  I love the cherry cobbler, old olive, and chocolate chip all together.  I think that the layers of pretty in pink accent the card nicely too.  I have a gazillion yards of the 1/4″ chocolate grosgrain ribbon, and I use it pretty frequently.  That is what I love about Stampin’ Up! ribbon, it’s like a gremlin and seems to continue to multiply and never run out. :-) 

Check out the flowers they’ve got GLITTER!!!  I LOVE glitter.  I colored the flower with the Pretty in Pink marker then came back with the Regal Rose Marker and shaded the inside of the flower and did my OWN blending with a bit of blender pen run over the entire flower. Just be sure not to do it too many times as it will rip your cardstock.  Then you add some crystal effects and then pile on the GLITTER and shake off the excess. Is there such a thing?!

I use the paper piercer to give it a even more realistic stitched appearance.  The mat pack from Stampin’ Up! is awesome and a MUST have tool!  It comes with a hard cutting mat, a foam mat, and a template with holes of different sizes for your paper piercer and can be used to help space out eyelets.  It is very versatile!  Then I go back and add in the white ink from the singo gel pen. FUN!!! 

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your ALL STITCHED UP project!!!  Thanks for stopping by this morning to take a peek see at my crafty place.  I can’t wait to see what you share with us- you all always inspire me to create more, THANK YOU!!!  Don’t forget to come back later today to see the who the winner is of the birthday blog candy!  I know, suspense is a B#@&*! huh?! :-)  Thanks for stopping by and until then~


  1. Super, super cute! I really like the DSP and the colors. And the sparkly image is gorgeous!

  2. So glad to see someone else has retired paper. I think I still have a little of this left also. Great card!


  3. Ha Ha, ERIN, i know what you mean about “collecting” those Signo gel pens! I have more then a couple myself! Love your card! That is one of my favorite DSP packs EVER and the stitching looks so real! LOVE that glittered flower, too. (Dang…I just sold that set.) Thanks for the inspiration today! :)

  4. Wonderful card Erin, I love this stampset, and the way you did the faux stitching. Love the GLITTER too!

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