Hi everyone! Today I’ve got another layout using the Little Adventurer line and an easy way to create your own stitching guide using wood veneer!
I LOVED that little teddy bear wood veneer but really wanted him to be as big as possible to stand out on my layout. So I decided to turn him into a stitched background! I took a photo of the wood veneer piece on my phone, using a plain background. Then I printed that photo as large as I could, black and white and low quality is totally fine, this is just going to become your stitching guide. The colors of the stripes on Paper 07 couldn’t have coordinated better with my photo if I had planned it, so I knew I had to use that paper for my background.
I placed my photo printout on top of my background paper and then used a piercing tool and mat to pierce holes around the outside of the wood veneer in my printed photo, making sure to pierce through the printout AND my background paper. Once I had all my holes pierced, I found a bunch of coordinating embroidery floss and started stitching. It took me a couple of hours but was completely worth it!
I trimmed a few inches off one side of my background paper and then added a few different papers in behind to create vertical stripes down one side of my layout. I lifted and roughed up the edges with my fingertips to create a little dimension.
Then all I had left to do was add my title, tuck a few floral die cuts in behind my photo, and add a couple of stickers. Simple and sweet.
Have you ever found a way to make a small embellishment bigger?