This week the Digital Tuesday Challenge is stitching, faux or real. If you have not tried it, now is a fantastic time.
The sponsor this week is Designed 2 Delight. The winner will receive a $10.00 GC toward any images in the store!
The design team was lucky enough to be able to choose any image from the store to play with. I chose the lovely image called Hand Picked.
I used both real and faux stitching on my card. For the real stitching around the frame I used metallic embroidery floss. I also used the floss to stitch on the gold beads in the center of the Poinsetta. I used my Prisma gold marker for the faux stitching, to color the boarder and on the flower.
I did not have any gold pearls, so I used my Prisma gold pen to color the pearls before adding them. I did let them dry, but they still dulled on the top when pressing them onto the paper with my fingers.
My TIP is that when using metallic pens to color pearls or even brads, to reapply it to the tops after adhereing to restore the gold/silver luster.
gold gloss cardstock. The camera did not pick up the shine of the gloss, though. I purchased this particular paper from Papter Temptress. Three things I love about this paper are that it really has a beautiful gloss/shimmery look, it is a light gold I have not found anywhere else and it is white on opposing side which makes it perfect for using as a card base.
I am entering this post (tip) into this weeks TIP TOP TUESDAY CHALLENGE.
Have a super Tuesday. There are not to many nice days left before the winter is upon us, so I hope you are able to take advantage of them!