Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here! I am here to share my cards with some simple hand-stitching! We all love handmade cards with unique touches. The color-layering stamps Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp Set is perfect for that! Even better, you can add some simple hand-stitching to your design for that special homespun feel! I just love how stitching can enhance the overall aesthetic aspect. A little hand-stitching goes a long way.

First of all, I embossed images from Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp Set with gold embossing powder on some Pale Grey Card Stock.

Hibiscus BouquetOnce the hibiscus images are embossed, I stamped the solid images with Warm & Cozy Oval Set/Mini Ink Cube Set and Rose Petal Oval Set/ Mini Ink Cube Set. For the leaves, I used Sea Shore Oval Set/ Mini Ink Cube Set.

Hibiscus BouquetSewing is not my forte, but I can sew a button! With a ruler, I paper-pierced the holes in a straight line and I carefully stitched it up with the DMC silver thread. I purposefully left the end to create a bit of flair. It is really fun to mix and match embossing with the color-layering stamps. The gold embossing gives the design a great depth and lovely interest.  The inked flowers seem to pop even more that way!

Stitching may not be just for embellishment or accents only. It can be the STAR of the show!

Sew very Happy
I stamped the image from Sew Very Happy Stamp Set with a light ink and hand-stitched the stamped lines. The sentiment is from Adore You Stamp Set. Even though it took me some time to do the stitching, I find the result to be very satisfying. Stitching in front of TV is actually very therapeutic and relaxing.

Sew Very HappyThis CAS design can also work beautifully as wedding, congratulations, anniversary …and birthday cards. Altenew offers so many exquisite stamps that you can pretty much hand-stitch anything to your heart’s desire!

I hope you are inspired to add stitching to your Altenew creations. Thank you for stopping by!
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