I haven't done much handstitching, so I was thrilled to find the exclusive Amy Tangerine stitching template in our Marks & CO scrapbook kit. It was just the push that I needed to take this technique for a spin!
If you haven't had a chance to try one of Amy's templates yet, I think you'll find them easy to use. Just position the template over your project until you find the right place for a stitched accent, then slide the orange mat underneath your paper. Use the piercing tool to poke through each of the holes in the template, then thread your needle and fill in between the holes with a simple back stitch. Switch up your thread from neutrals to brights to change the look of your stitched accents and they'll be the perfect finishing touch on any project.
Want more ideas on how to use this template? Here are a few examples from our Marks & CO Creative Team gallery:
Amy Tan - Love :
Stephanie Washburn - Many Thanks :
Geralyn Sy - Selfies :
Julie Campbell - Love You :
Lisa Truesdell - Week 25 :
Gillian Nelson - Love this Kid :
Nicole Samuels - Nashville :
Kelly Noel - Week 16 :
Have you had a chance to try the stitching template? Link us up - we'd love to see!