Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have a super easy and cool technique to share, it’s sort of fancy doodling, I’ve used this technique earlier, but I found another way to do the Faux Stitching technique which is sort of a combination between the Faux Stitching and free hand doodling and it’s even easier to do.

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I have been doing this for ages and I have used it on previous projects. I have another video where I show and tell you about the same technique. If you haven’t seen the Faux Stitching video yet, make sure to check it out, you can find it here. In today’s video I combined doodling with the Faux Stitching technique, it’s a great way to add some texture to a projects and it’s also great for beginner card makers. Be sure to watch the video to see how this is done.

I started with two backgrounds made on Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) with Nuvo – Aqua Flow Pens – Summer Holiday ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) and the Tim Holtz – Distress Sprayer ( SBC | JGG | BLT )

And I used the Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil ( SBC ) to add some texture. I added the Tim Holtz -Wildflower Stems 2 ( SBC | CST | CRF ) on one card.

And on the other card I added the Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals ( SBC | CST | CRF ) in white for contrast.

You don’t need much for the Faux Stitching technique just two sizes fineliners. I used two Black Sakura Micron Pens ( SBC | CST ) you want a bigger one and a fine one for the best effect.

For the first card I used the ruler to add the stitching and I don’t think it’s more work, it is just a bit more precise. And it works great to add a real stitched look. You can make the straight stitch or a zig-zag, basically whatever you fancy or what look you want to achieve.
I also added some free hand doodle lines with the super fine Micron Pen ( SBC | CST ) from the set. And it almost looks like a real thread, it’s a super cool effect.

For the second card I used the free hand doodle lines and turned them into stitches. It’s also a two step technique but basically works the other way around. I show you all how in the video. I also doodled on the flowers to add to the playful look.

For the card base on both cards I used Carta Bella Paper Linen Texture – Ultra White ( SBC ) which has some cool linen texture, a fun way to add a bit off texture but not too much to distract from the card design. And the white goes great with the Coloured background, it makes it pop even more.

I hope you liked today’s technique and you’ll give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!