I did manage to use some vintage book paper (I am in love with book paper, in case you didn't know) and my punchinella....and I totally love the way the came out. BTW, I'm on the hunt for different punchinella shapes, got any? I'd love to trade an ATC or two maybe three for some cool punchinella shapes? Anyone?
Ok, so the title of my post was that I was going to make my case for sewing...sewing on everything so let's get to that.
In the following two pictures you can see the completed ATC's before I added stitching. I like them, but I don't love them. Even the punchinella stencil didn't do it for me.
Close-up of two cards before stitching.
After I added red stitching. Why red you ask, well to match the fortune's..and because that is what was inthe machine when I sat down at it.
So, I mentioned that I got 192 stamps from Inkadinkado the other day, right? But I didn't get any of the inchie sets....and I've been totally crying and biting at the bit to get some. (boohoo) So I took my JoAnn's coupon and bought the set that this little gem is one. Isn't she adorable? I thought it kinda looks like me when I'm wearing my glasses, and I was inspired by my pal Stephanie. She puts a little tiny picture of herself onthe back of her ATC's and I thought this was kind of a cool thing, thanks Stephanie for the great idea!
See what I mean. The stitching totally gives them the little oooomph that they need to make them pop and be totally perfect. Not that my stitching was perfect today, I wasn't one with the machine today and made several mistakes and some crooked stitches. I was worried about my boy every time he coughs and he coughed every 5 minutes! Anyway you get the picture...sewing on paper - you've just got to try it! I'd love to see some of your work too, so please share linkw to where I can see what you are sewing on!