Ok, finally! Here it is. The last day of Tips Week! I hope that you have found some of them useful – or at least enjoyed the cards! Today, I’ll show how to do faux stitching 4 different ways.

First off: Blanket Stitch

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To do this faux stitch, line up your cardstock (the piece you want the stitching on) with the black line on the SU template. (You may do this with any template that will give you a straight line of holes.)

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You will need to go all the way around the piece so it looks like this when you’re done.

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Then take your white gel pen (you could do this in any color if you wanted) and draw a line from each hole to the edge of the cardstock.

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It should look like this.

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Then, gently draw a line around the edge of the cardstock. This will “connect” your lines.

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And this is the blanket stitch! It should look like this when you’re finished. After that – make your card!

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Supplies: soft sky, groovy guava, white, and A Muse square card; all images and sentiments from A Muse; groovy guava, stazon, soft sky, and mellow moss ink; niji waterbrush; polka dot organdy and grosgrain ribbon; white gel pen; dimensionals; post-it for masking; and piercing tool.

Next Stitch: Zig Zag (I apologize for the blurred photos in this one – I had camera issues!)

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For this stitch, I used the Lasting Impressions template. You could use any template that will allow you to pierce two lines (same size) at one time. I lined it up where I wanted it and taped it on the back. This helps since you can’t see through the metal.

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Using the two evenly spaced lines, pierce them zig zagged. Meaning, pierce the top hole in the first column, the bottom hole in the second column, the top hole in the third column, the bottom hole in the fourth column….etc. Repeat on the opposite side of the cardstock.

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And when you’re done, it should look like this.

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Take your white gel pen and then connect the dots. You can use other colors for this too.

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And it should look like this when you are done.

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Supplies: image and sentiment from A Muse; regal rose, white, soft sky, and A Muse square card; stazon, regal rose, and soft sky ink; niji waterbrush; white gel pen; rose grosgrain ribbon; and dimensionals.

Next Stitch: Straight Line
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First, pierce a straight line around your chosen carstock. Using the SU template, you may have to move it several times if you pierce a long length.

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It will look like this when you are done.

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Using your white gel pen, connect the dots. You can use any pen for this.

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And that’s it! It will look like this when you are done.

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Supplies: sandbox stamp – unknown (it was a RAK’d image from my Secret Sister); blue bayou, real red, and white cardstock; stazon, close to cocoa, river rock, blue bayou, real red, wild wasabi, and going gray inks; white gel pen; piercer; cuttlebug; grosgrain ribbons; and dimensionals.

Last Stitch: Cross-Stitch

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This stitch can be done with any template that has two evenly spaced lines of holes. I used the Lasting Impressions template because I wanted to use the wider spaced holes. I taped the cardstock to the back to keep it in place.

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Pierce both sets of the widely spaced holes. You will need to do this along each side. When moving to a new side, make sure the last holes from the previous side line up with the template for the new side. (Does that make any sense???)

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It should look like this when you are finished.

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Draw X’s between the holes with whatever color you would like. (I used close to cocoa on this project.) Go all the way around the image.

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Supplies: Garden Silhouettes, paisley, and linen from SU; sentiment from A Muse; almost amethyst, mellow moss, and white cardstock; amethyst, close to cocoa and mellow moss markers; creamy caramel and close to cocoa inks; dimensionals; piercer; daisy crazy prima; and SU bling brad.

Whew! That was longer than I expected! So, I hope that was helpful! And this concludes Tips Week (or Two, lol!). Watch for a Blog Goody tomorrow night to celebrate!