Faux Stitching & Patchwork Techniques

Here they are,  the next two techniques in our series. (See the information at the end of this blog to learn how you could win all 35 of these technique tags in this series.)  Summer life is very busy around here,  now that school is going we are back into a routine and I have carved a little of time out to do some creating!

I also managed to take a few more photos of the completed technique tags. (Still have some craft time in my future to finish the rest! yay) That means I have some more techniques to share with you. I’ve really enjoyed being able to re-visit techniques that I have forgotten about, or just haven’t taken the time to do them.

You may have noticed that I’ve used the same stamp sets and colors for all of the tags. Part of that is so the completed book is prettier, but most of all it was to show the versatility of stamps when you employ different techniques as you use them.


Faux Stitching is a fast and fun way to add some framing or interest to your project. After I finished the “stitching” around the bicycle, I wish I would have done it closer to the edge of the white paper, but I do think it looks pretty real.


I really like this patchwork for using up scraps too. I will attach strips of left over paper to typing paper then cut it up as accent pieces on my project.


If you don’t want to cut out (or punch) an image, you can always use it to fill in the negative space of a punched image.


Club night samples:CraftingwithAmanda.com Patchwork Technique

CraftingwithAmanda.com Faux Stitching

Here are the stamp sets I’ve used in this example, and many of the other tags that we will be looking at in the upcoming posts:

C1605 Happy to Be Friends

D1632 Amour

I also used Seaside papers (X7192B)

Our awesome markers were also put to use throughout this process of creating the technique tags.

Contest Information:

Now you might want to know how you can earn chances to win these tags.   There are several ways.  Write a comment on this post.  (1 entry)   Share this post link on your Facebook post and let me know on my FB page Crafting with Amanda that’s you’ve done it.  (1 entry per share).  Like my FB page.  (3 entries)  If you’re a pinterest person, for every technique tag you pin, you receive an entry.  (up to 35!)    At the end of the contest I will assign each entry a number and using a random number generator will pick a winner.  I will announce the winner on this blog, and then contact them to get the address where the tag book should be sent.

If you would like a copy of my technique instructions file,  leave a comment with your email and I will send it to you.

Happy Crafting and Good Luck!

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2 Responses to Faux Stitching & Patchwork Techniques

  1. Lorna Hauswirth says:

    After seeing this technique, I used it on a “patchwork” card front as if the stitches were quilting. It turned out great and added so much dimension, that I am hoarding small squares of scraps for a whole series of cards and note cards.

  2. Cindy Butler says:

    Your stitching does indeed look realistic. I love this simple technique to add a special touch to any number of cards and scrapbook pages. The quilting technique is adorable!

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