Hello wonderful TT fans!
It's Charlene here with a little bit of machine stitching.......on CHIPBOARD! Yes, that's right. Did you know that your sewing machine can go through chipboard? And probably go through it like buttah!
Let's get started by showing you the supplies I used on my card. Of course the star attraction, and my chipboard of choice today, is TT's Technique Tile - Buttons.
Besides your chipboard, you will also need a sewing machine. You don't need a fancy one. Mine is from Wal-Mart and I paid less than $200 for it. Here is the model I have and the settings it is on. I almost never change the settings. In fact, I don't actually even know what they all are. But I do know if you are having trouble with your machine and your chipboard you might want to adjust your tension. Don't worry if you break a needle at first. It happens but once you get the hang of it I don't think you will have any trouble.
Do you see my finger there? Yeah, don't be me. BE CAREFUL! Once you get a piece this small started use something to push it through. I used the end of a paint brush to do that.
For a little banner like the one I'm making just continue to feed them through nice and slow. Be sure to make a few stitches in between the chipboard buttons leaving spaces.
Here is the completed little "banner." Adorable, no?
I also wanted to show you that it's very easy to trace a shape with your sewing machine and you are not limited to just straight lines. Just take it slow and follow the curves and lines of whatever chipboard shape you are using. You'll get the hang of it with a little practice.
I adhered the red cardstock to the chipboard in the centre of the heart only. Do not put any adhesive where the needle is going to be going through. That will be a sticky mess and will affect the needle.
I will be making a bunch of these hearts to create a banner to string across an old set of shutters that are on display in my living room.
Below is my finished card. I used Glue Dots to adhere each "banner" button in place. (Note: I used a Copic marker to colour the Technique Tile buttons. The tiles takes ink really nicely.)
These fantastic sentiments are from my most favorite stamp set, Loving Words by Ali Edwards.
So there you have it.
Are you inspired to sew on some chipboard? I hope you will give it a try. I know you will love creating these dimensional embellishments for your cards and scrapbooking pages.
Have the best day ever!