Sisters Card

Julia Stainton
Sisters Card

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: (Natural Smooth) Prism  Rubber stamp: (Sisters) Cornish Heritage Farms  Dye ink: (Espresso) Ranger Industries  Color medium: (markers) Copic Marker  Accents: (natural buttons) My Mind's Eye  Fibers: (white thread)  Adhesive: (foam tape)  Finished size: 5" square


1 Make card from cardstock.

2 Cut cardstock slightly smaller than card front. Machine-stitch lines using variety of stitches. Adhere to card.

3 Stamp Sisters on cardstock; color with markers. Trim and mat with cardstock; adhere with foam tape.

4 Adhere buttons.


Designer Tips

  • Test the ink and markers before you begin to make sure the ink won't bleed when you color with the markers.
  • Make your stitching match the style of your stamped image. In the case of this card, the stitched panel resembles an heirloom sewing project to match the vintage look of the stamp.
  • Some stitches (like close satin-style stitches) will break the paper with too many perforations. What works on fabric will not necessarily always work on paper. Experiment with various stitches on a scrap piece of cardstock before you begin.
  • Using layers of the same color of cardstock complements the delicate feel of this project.


Super Stitches

Whether it's done by hand or using a machine, a few stitches can add elegance, whimsy, dimension, and fun to any project. Look for more stitched projects in the "A Stitch in Time" feature in our May/June 2009 issue.


For more information on supplies used in this project, click here to see our online Product Guide.



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