Stitched background + hand lettering on vellum

Chapter: Projects   Series: Bookmarks & Cards

How interesting would it be if pattern stitches from my sewing machine could become background on a card?

Not wanting to be left out, two buttons were roped in as well.

That’s what came to my mind. I bought a small sewing machine for sewing on paper and after trying some of the pattern stitches on cardstock, it felt like a waste to see it not put to use.

For that circle frame in the middle of the card, I used vellum in order not to shield the stitches in the background. The markers I used produced a nice result on vellum which was such a nice discovery!


  1. Sew lines of stitches on a piece of cardstock with light-coloured thread.
  2. Swipe gently across the stitches with the Dew Drop inkpads. A rainbow colour order was followed.
  3. Use 2 nesting circle dies to die cut a frame. Colour the frame with a Copic markers W4 and W0 (this one acts as a blender), then swipe the frame with the Platinum Planet ink which I found adds that sheer metallic look.
  4. Die cut a circle from vellum. I wrote the words with a Brushable pen and an oil-based marker.
  5. Adhere the frame onto the vellum. Then adhere onto panel with foam tape.
  6. String two buttons with a piece of thread. Adhere onto the panel with Konishi glue.
  7. Adhere panel onto card base.

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