To start the Scrapbook Layout in the photo above, I gathered my most important and VITAL Ultra Fine tip Sharpie marker! (Blame that on RaeAnne! She gave me one a few years back and changed my life!) I've found they're PERFECT for aligning the DP and cardstock layers.
As you see in the photo above, I align the black felt tip of the Sharpie on the bottom layer, and the silver metal casing on the second layer. I drag the marker across the edge and pull it up and over the second layer periodically to create the look of blanket stitching. Any misaligned stitches are A-OK! Faux stitching often looks slightly irregular, and will only add character to your project!
See the 'straight' line above? That was created by running my Sharpie across as I've explained above. Each tiny dot of ink on that line is where I pulled the marker up and over the second layer and back down again. It is deceptively similar to real blanket stitching only EASIER! It adds the perfect finishing touch doesn't it?!
Below is my stitched, semi-completed Scrapbook Page! I just have to pop on a few pictures of my DD reading her favorite books before adding it to her scrapbook! Hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial! :)
This Scrapbook Layout is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Anything Goes - Anything Goes (Limit 1 Entry)
Bearly Mine - Buttons
Digital Tuesday - People Images
Jen's Digi Stamps - Anything but a Card
Sweet Stamps - Anything but a Card (Limit 1 Entry)
Kreative Stempelfreunde - Anything But a Card
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Embossing
Kaboodles Doodles - Lots of Layers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Button
OLLCB - Punches/Dies
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Shapes and Diecuts