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Stitched Square Pattern

This card was inspired by a pattern that I found in an Authentique paper collection. I loved how it looked so soft and sweet. You never know where inspiration will come from. I saw that paper design and thought, I could make a card like that!  

I pulled out a paper pad that I hadn’t been able to dig into yet, Bobunny’s Soiree and used a small square stitched die to cut out selections from the pad.

Then I used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide on the edge of the card and decided to add some gold embossing on top of that. Before I heated up the embossing powder I grabbed a very small paintbrush and gently brushed at the gold till it looked randomly placed.

Once I had enough squares laid out in front of me I started arranging them so that no two similar pieces were too close to each other. I distressed each of the squares with Worn Lipstick then, briefly, with Vintage Photo. I’m not sure if the Worn Lipstick was necessary but I wanted to pull in the lovely pink shade that was used throughout the paper collection.

When the squares were glued down to the cover piece of Ivory cardstock, (from Simon Says Stamp, I think it’s the perfect shade of off-white) leaving a nice empty section in the middle for my ribbon and sentiment, I started adding some charming bits and bobs. I used some foam tape on the cover peice then stuck it down to the ivory card base and called it a day.

I used the same design to make a halloween card. Sometimes I’ll make at least two cards at a time, that way I can work the kinks out on the first one. I used a different paper collection, Bobunny’s Wonderfully Wicked, changed up the size of the die-cuts just to see if I could do it. Put scary bits and bobs on it along with the buttons and I used copper embossing powder and black soot for distressing.

Please let me know if anyone gives this a try, thanks for stopping by!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Ed

    I like all this so much! Very impressed!

  2. Shannon

    These look fantastic! (Really like the use of the buttons.)

  3. Janelle Espinoza

    I love these stitched cards. Do you happen to recall who the manufacturer is for the square stitched dies. I haven’t seen those before. Thank you!

    1. Anne

      Hi Janelle! The big rectangle die is called the Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies by Kat Scrappiness. And I don’t recall who made the tiny stitched square die that I have, but I found something similar at Simon Says Stamp: Maker’s Movement STITCHED SQUARES Nested Essentials Die. And at they have: Echo Park – Designer Dies – Nesting Stitched Square. I’m so glad you like them, thanks for coming by!

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