All About Stitches…

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Stitches”. You can include any kind of stitches … faux, real, DD_Stichesdies or stamps. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a “Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Square die set” and absolutely gorgeous!

I used designer paper with a stitched pattern for my background. I then added squared layers  which I framed with stamped rows of stitches.  The layers were then framed with pearl strings. For a luxurious and velvety look I cut the sentiment from black metallic glitter paper. To finish off I embellished the card with a small charm, paper roses, wax cord bows and pearl hearts.  Although not a favourite card of mine I really like the outcome of the sentiment cut from the glitter paper.

Challenges I entered:


The mannequins


The sentiment in glitter metallic paper and the “stitched” frames


The flowers and charm


A peep at the inside


Project details

White, black and pink card-stock — ScrapBerry’s designer paper “Cherished Jewels” — DCWC Glitter Metallics paper — 49 and Market “Gabi’s Square Stitch” stamp set — Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers die “Mini Sewing Room Set” (657487) — Marianne Design Creatables “Mannequin” (LR0292) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Expressions die “To a Dear Friend” (DEDME033) — Paper roses — Pearl strings — Wax cord for bows — Scissors charm — Pearl hearts — Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Antique Linen”

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.



10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Birgit Norton
    Jul 09, 2020 @ 14:24:02

    Back again…. this is such a darling card! Thanks so much for linking up to the DRU “Anything Goes” challenge. Best of luck to you!



  2. Judy Woodland
    Jul 09, 2020 @ 03:16:26

    This is fabulous. I have never seen a stamp that looks like wonky stitching, I LOVE it. Had to go look it up. Very Shabby Chic, which is right up your alley. Gorgeous card.



  3. Mari
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 18:09:50

    Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Fingers Challenge.



  4. Vicki R.Vicki
    Jul 03, 2020 @ 03:34:26

    Fantabulous card, Amelia! Your attention to detail always amazes me. Love the dress forms and all of the different stitch designs.



  5. Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
    Jul 02, 2020 @ 23:19:12

    What a beautiful card (spotted at Double D)! So many amazing details – just love the variety of stitches and patterns but the highlight for me are the darling dress forms!!



  6. Barbara
    Jul 02, 2020 @ 15:26:57

    How appropriate to add the dressmaker forms on this cart with the whole thing being seamstress. I just love it.



  7. Darlene Pavlick
    Jul 01, 2020 @ 15:50:11

    WOW! Well, I think this is just LOVELY! I too LOVE the sparkly sentiment but the overall ‘seamstress’ design is fabulous! Well done and wonderful inspiration! Pretty! Pretty!



  8. Birgit Norton
    Jul 01, 2020 @ 13:38:04

    This is wonderful Amelia! I had to look carefully at those stitches. I thought they were real. Love the dress forms and your stunning card!



  9. Donna Phelan
    Jul 01, 2020 @ 11:42:05

    Oooh la la this is so fabulous! Love the stamped stitching and all of your beautiful and wonderful accents! Fantastic creation!



  10. Diane
    Jul 01, 2020 @ 11:29:45

    Amelia your card is gorgeous and what a creative idea to add the dress forms to it with all the beautiful embellishements…so very pretty!!



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