S&D Challenge 23: Faux Stitching


Faux stitching has been a popular technique that adds pizzaz to your cards.  We like it so much, we encorporated this technique into our S&D Challenge 23.  Feel intimidated?  Don’t be–I have demonstrated how to do faux stitching so you can join in the fun too.  This week’s randomly selected winner will win four stamps from our Beautiful Life series.  You will receive both Amber and Melody as well as their coordinating flourishes.

Card Details:  Melody and Melody Flourish was stamped out onto the Technique Junkie Watercolour Distress technique.

Faux Stitch Tutorial


Using a ruler, punch holes into your cardstock in even increments.


With a ruler (or without) draw a line from one hole to another to imitate sewing machine stitching.


To do a zig zag pattern, draw a line on the back of your cardstock.  Do this on all four sides, or the areas you wish to place the faux stitching.


With a ruler, draw lines at regular increments.  Draw a second line underneath the first, and place a dot in between each draw line above.


With a ruler (or without) draw a line from one dot to another to imitate sewing machine stitching.

This Week’s Prize


Amber, Amber Flourish, Melody, Melody Flourish

Design Team Cards


Karen used Amber


Kim used Mouse Hug


Beth uses Mixed Berries Cupcake


Jennifer uses Queen of Hearts

Won’t you join us in this challenge?

To be eligible for this weeks prize drawing, please post a direct link to your challenge project from either your blog or an online gallery to the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Blog, specifically on the Challenge #23 Blog Post, so we can view it. If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword SD23.

Deadline for this challenge is next Friday, January 15th. One lucky winner will receive both Amber and Melody stamps and the flourish design stamps you see in the background behind them–all just for for participating in this challenge!

Don’t forget to come back on Tuesday for my weekly tutorial

Posted on : Jan 09 2010
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13 People have left comments on this post

Jan 9, 2010 - 02:01:44
K Hutchinson said:

Your card is beautiful just a great background! You tutorial is great! That’s a lot of measuring and I am one lazy gal at times- so I use plastic canvas as a template- all the measuring is done then 😉 They have lots of shapes- stars, circles and such too!

Jan 9, 2010 - 05:01:13
Jennifer E. said:

Great projects! I love the colors you picked for your background Beth! Great explanation in the tutorial too!

Jan 9, 2010 - 07:01:39
beth said:

Gorgeous Beth and I love the tutorial on the faux stitching I used a a tool from SU to do mine.
Your background is beautiful as is the coloring on your image.

Jan 9, 2010 - 11:01:42
Karen said:

I love this Beth!!! Your card is beautiful and the tutorial is awesome!! Love the DT work too Ladies!!!


Jan 10, 2010 - 02:01:46

wow Beth you card is amazing…I am going to look at the tutorial again…adding the white really pops out your card.
connie paxman

Jan 11, 2010 - 01:01:36
Lynn Stevens said:

Great faux stiching tutorial Beth! and Love those backgrounds!

Jan 11, 2010 - 06:01:36
Hazel said:

my card is here x

Jan 13, 2010 - 12:01:20
IRIT said:

your cards are great and thanks for the stamps I got as my winning !!
here is my new card

Jan 13, 2010 - 12:01:27

I am new to your blog but glad I found you. Your tutorials are great.

Mandy’s Card

Jan 13, 2010 - 08:01:08
Tracey said:

Beth, love this idea and your tutorial is fabulous. 🙂

Here is a link to my faux stitched card.


Jan 14, 2010 - 07:01:10
Terri Moore said:

I love Faux Stitching. Nice job on your sample. I just made a card that qualifies for this challenge too. http://terrbear38.blogspot.com/2010/01/love-you-forever.html

Jan 15, 2010 - 04:01:58
libeeti said:

lovely challenge and great DT’s work.
my card is here.

Jan 15, 2010 - 07:01:48
IRIT said:

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