Sunday, 31 August 2008

Machine stitched cards

I have been wanting to try machine stitching on cards for a while now but with my sewing machine tucked away at the back of the understairs cupboard............ However, having become thoroughly bored as I have had two days lying with my leg elevated - phlebitis - I decided that enough was enough and dragged it out.
The first card has straight stitching

and I got really adventurous with the next card and used zig -sag.

I really like the effect and although the stitching isn't perfect I'm quite pleased with the result.

Papers: Basic Grey on first card, K&Co on second
Stamps: PTI Pond Life  and Mixed Messages
Inks: Clearsnap Chalk Inks


Cazz said...

Beautiful cards Jean and well done on branching out and trying something new xxx

Linda said...

Well doen Jean, the cards are gorgeous. Another technique to add to my ever growing to do list.

Norma said...

Love your cards Jean, especially the one with the three pink flowers.
good idea with the stitching, must give it a try

Norma x

Jak said...

They work well for me Jean, It;s something I've always said I would do but never got round to, but I love yours.

Greta said...

I just love the stitching Jean. It looks so effective. Might have to drag my sewing machine out & have a go. x

Liz said...

Beautiful cards Jean so different. I love the stitching.