I recently got my hair cut and wanted to create a page about my new 'do with my favorite collection of the moment - Collecting Moments. While thinking about the title, I decided that I wanted something with some texture. I wanted something that people would want to run their fingers across. As I perused my craft room, I found my embroidery floss and instantly knew how that textured title was going to come to be!
Collecting Moments Potpourri Patterned Paper / Collecting Moments Tick Tock Patterned Paper /Collecting Moments Rosewood Patterned Paper / Collecting Moments Sticker Fundamentals /Collecting Moments Ephemera Pack / Collecting Moments Button Set / Collecting Moments Resin Flowers / Artist Edition Just Words Stencil Cards
To make your own, you will need embroidery floss, a needle, scrap cardstock, a pencil, and a stencil card.
First, remove the letters from the stencil and trace the entire stencil onto the scrap piece of cardstock.
Next, thread your needle and begin sewing long stitches across the first letter. Stagger your holes so that you don't rip through the paper. Keep the stitches close together so that no cardstock peeks through. Continue with each letter/color of embroidery floss.
Once the sewing is complete, trim the cardstock to be slightly smaller than the stencil card. Add foam adhesive to the cardstock.
Last, adhere the stencil to the cardstock, making sure to line up the letters so that no cardstock peeks through.
I love the way the embroidery floss gives my page texture and dimension. The mix of alphas is fun, too!
I also played with dimension and texture elsewhere on my layout by combining die-cuts, resin flowers, and chipboard buttons.
Thanks for checking out my layout and tutorial! I'd love to know if you get a chance to play with this technique!