Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tutorial Wednesday for Bugaboo Stamps!

Good Morning everyone! Today, I am sharing a short tutorial inspired by a question from one of  my fellow Bugaboo Stamps DT! Cely Smith asked me a question regarding my Faux Stitching, and I decided to show you my speedy way of creating it quickly and easily!

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
Kaboodles Doodles - Lots of Layers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Punches/Dies
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Shapes and Diecuts


  1. Great tutorial, I will definitely try this, thanx
    Sally x

  2. Beautiful scrapbook layout that would make any one smile. :)
    Thanks for sharing it at Make It Monday!
    Will be trying your tutorial too...thanks for sharing.
    Lisa xx

  3. Brilliant idea thanks for this looks great too
    Jacki xx

  4. Love the tutorial. Thanks so much. I've seen your cards and wondered how you did it. I'll give it a try. Thanks again!
    (I've become a follower)

  5. Ha ha - I thought it was real!!! When I commented on it the other day, I truely didnt realise it was faux! Brilliant! x

  6. WOW, I am so impressed, this is fabulous. Love the stitching. Thanks for sharing with us at Anything Goes this week, hugs Sharon

  7. I love how much this looked like blanket stitching, I am definitely going to give this a go. Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. i love this Scrappy!!!!!!! I think I'll be using this quite a bit!! Awesome :)

  9. A really great tutorial!! And what a fantastic layout. Love the brigth colours and the motiv.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Kreative Stempelfreunde/Creative Stamp Friends this time. Hope to see you again :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  10. oh this is just gorgeous beautiful detail, bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs cherylxxxxx super tutorial too

  11. Gorgeous project,
    Thank you for joining us at Anything goes Challenge blog

  12. Thanks for the tutorial on faux stitching. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  13. Wow love it, and yep, i need to try this technique too. thanks for the Tut. great layout, Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges this time, good luck, hugs Jackie x

  14. This is so cute, lovely image and card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges this time, good luck......


  15. what a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for joining us at SFC.....


  16. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at OLLCB this week

  17. Thanks for sharing with OLL your beautiful Punches and Dies creation; we hope to see you again soon x

  18. Thanks for sharing with OLL your beautiful Punches and Dies creation; we hope to see you again soon x

  19. This is a sweet project. Great work.
    Thanks for joining us at the creative stamp friends.
    xx Sandra