The look of stitching adds a fabulous finishing touch to any layout or project, but what if you don’t have access to a sewing machine? Never fear! You can create the exact same look without having to drag out that bulky machine!
For the layout below, I wanted to create a “faux stitched” scallop border just above my photo. Using a paper piercer and a pre-cut scalloped cardstock piece as my template, I poked tiny holes all along the scallop, taking care to keep the holes equal distance apart. The distance between the holes will be the lenght of the “stitch” when I am finished.
After removing the cardstock template, I am left with lots of tiny holes that will be my guide for my “stitch”.
Using a black pen, I drew my faux “stitches” onto the paper, connecting the tiny holes to create the look of a sewn scallop.
And there you have it! The fabulous look of stitching without threading a single needle!
“Sisters and Friends” by Nancy Burke. Materials used: Tea At Elsie’s collection papers- Chamomile (P496- front & back), Lemon (P497- back), Ceylon (P499- front); die cuts (DC315); alpha stickers (A221). Other: paper piercer, black pen.