It's dare day over at Daring Cardmakers and Nat is asking us to "stitch it!" - use stitching as a prominent feature in your design.
I'm still without my sewing machine which is on loan to a friend so I decided to do something I could hand stitch. Each of the stars has a slightly wonky line of stitching through it and the sequins are stitched on as well (just a knotted thread on the small ones but through the centre and out to the edges on the larger ones).
The stars were punched from a scrap of watercolour paper that had orange and purple re-inkers on it that has been lying around for ages.
I find the best strategy for hand stitching on card is to pierce holes first rather than trying to do it with the needle as you go.
Bubble background by Indigo Blu
Big Day Today by Waltzingmouse stamps (retired)
Memento Luxe by Tsukineko (Bahama Blue)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Spiced Marmalade)
Clean Color markers (Cobalt Blue and Light Blue)
Spica glitter pen (Turquoise)
White and silver threads
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