Sunday, August 21, 2016

Cling Stamps Part 3

Hi everyone! The whole week, I was feeling unmotivated to craft and I couldn't figure out what cards I wanted to make or how I wanted it to look. I was out in the city and walked in a sewing store. That store gave me an idea to do this card. I'm excited to try this technique with floral stamps, alphabet stamps and many more.

To start,  I chose to stamp it using Distress Ink - Walnut Stain. I wanted a stamped image which doesn't give me a crisped image and Distress Inks are perfect for this. 

I stamped at the corner of the card and start to poke holes. I used the lines in the stamp as a guide. If you have a thick thread like I do, don't poke the holes too close to each other. For the first round, I only have 5 rows of "lines". 

 This is how it looks from the back. As it's a simple design, it doesn't create too much bulk at the back. 

After finishing the 5 rows, I decided that it wasn't enough. Or maybe I was having too much fun and wanted to sew some more ;) 

So, I added more stitchings in between. As you can also see, I was a messy stamper and got some inks outside the stamps. 

To fix this I cut out the Mandala leaving a narrow white border around it. And add some Distress Ink below the image so that it would stand out. 

I hope you'll give this technique a try and share it :) 

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Distress Inks - Walnut Stain & Spiced Marmalade

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! What a really pretty card! I'd like to try making a card like this. A friend just sent me a card that looked like she embroidered it, kind of like this one. She said she was going to send me some patterns that she has. I can't wait! Thanks for showing us what you did.