Monday, February 22, 2016

Stitching with stamps



Here's another one of the projects I worked on on the plane last month.

I love this Altenew stamp set, and I thought the portions of the flowers with more details were perfect as guidelines for stitching.

I wanted a full look to the stitching, almost like crewel.  This takes a bit more time and you have to think a little more about where to place your stitches, but I really love the overall effect.



I thought about doing some additional stitching in the other petals, but opted for the more minimalist approach.

A bit of copic coloring in the center of the flowers finished this off.

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21 comments:

  1. Your minimalist approach works like a charm, Miriam! Absolutely smitten with the beautiful results you've achieved with a few perfectly placed stitches. Hope you're having a fabulous Monday...
    ~carol

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  2. Wowwwwwwwwwww! This looks amazing!!!!!!!! LOVING the stitching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. wow this is very pretty.. love how you added the stitches..looks amazing

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  4. This is just too amazing Miriam! The stitches came out so gorgeously and the flowers are so lovely! This is like doing embroidery but on paper! I've done embroidery for many years but never thought of applying it to papercrafting. Thanks so much for the stunning inspiration Miriam. Hope you have a lovely Monday - Christina

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  5. Oh my you have WAAAAAY more patience than I do with stitching on a card!! LOL!! This looks so beautiful!! :)

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  6. The stitching is subtle yet stunning at the same time!

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  7. What a fabulous card!
    The embroidery is a fantastic idea!
    Great colors too Miriam!
    Thanks~

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  8. So, SO pretty! LOVE the minimalist approach! Such a beautiful color choice for those petals, too!

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  9. Beautiful stitched card...love the colors used as well as the card design.

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  10. Love the stitching, great color and texture!!

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  11. Wow!! Stunning!! I love how just certain parts are stitched! And how did you get on the plane with a needle????

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  12. Stitching on cards, love it!

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  13. Breathtakingly beautiful, Miriam!!! Minimum stitching: maximum results!
    =]

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  14. Love how the stitching gives that wow effect. Very pretty card on this post and love the last one too.

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  15. Oooh, I love your minimal stitching!! Especially for the veins on the leaves ... those would go so well with even a watercolored or inked flower. Great idea, Miriam!

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  16. so fabulous and creative! looks so beautiful!

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  17. Super creative and fabulous! Love the stitching!

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  18. Oh my stitching perfection! I keep saying it, but these are definitely my favorite cards of yours bc the detail is just fantastic and so well done. Such a stunning look, especially in just the few places. Love it! :)

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  19. Oh, I love how you hand stitched onto the flower and leaves! Wonderful!

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  20. I'm SO impressed with this card! When I was a little girl I loved doing embroidery and crewel stitching and I absolutely LOVE how you added just the perfect amount of stitching to enhance your card! Absolutely WONDERFUL!

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  21. WOW!! I love that you looked at the images and saw the stitching!! It looks so cool. I will have to give my stamps a look now and see if I can do this technique with some of them.

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