Welcome to the second story in my 2022 December Daily® album.
Man, this project makes me so happy!
Before you dive into today's project I want to remind you that there will be some days when I spend a lot of time on a project and other times when my project is faster/simpler. Today I had time available to me to play + stitch + linger and I had the best time getting my story told.
Today's project started with the full page of stamping I did as a challenge during Prep Day (you can still sign up for this + have access to all the content, downloads, etc). I knew I was most likely going to pair that full page of stamping with a full page photo + a story + I had another idea I've been just waiting to play around with on top of a photo.
Over the last few months I've been looking at a lot of cool images on Pinterest by artists who add stitching to photos/postcards/images. It's such a fun technique/concept that we can easily adapt into our memory keeping adventures. Here are a few of those images I have saved to a Pinterest board for inspiration:
I knew I wanted to play around with this idea on a big photo this month and a photo of the lights on our house became the foundation to test this out.
In addition to those Pinterest images I also saw Leontien on Instagram doing similar beautiful stitched stars on paper:
You can see more of her projects via Instagram here.
I also know that my friend Amy Gretchen has been having an awesome time stitching in her project already this year:
Follow her on Instagram for more beautiful, fun ideas throughout December in her project.
Let's dive into today's video:
Here are additional images/details of today's story:
I ended up with the full page quote + an insert (playful stuff on the front + story on the back) + my photo with stitching on top.
The cardstock insert became the home for my number two chipboard which was layered on top of vellum + patterned paper and for one of the puffy Santa's on top of a custom "the story of the lights" circle layered on top of a transparency on top of a pattern paper. I also added stitched stars using red embroidery floss on top of both to link it to the treatment on the full page photo.
Along the outside edge I added black pom pom trim.
Seriously going all in on the red right now.
I used one of the digital 3x8 journal cards and added my story on top using the font Secretary Typewriter.
Today's story is all about getting Christmas lights on the whole house for the first time.
On top of my full page photo (sized 11 inches wide x 8.25 inches tall and printed here at home on my Epson XP15000) I stitched three simple, imperfect starburst shapes. In today's video I walk through my process for adding the stitches.
Now I totally want to try other shapes + words with the embroidery floss on my photos.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
- December Daily® Main Kit (digital available)
- December Daily® 10x8 Santa Album
- December Daily® 10x8 Paper Pack (digital available)
- Epson XP15000 Printer
- Epson Ultra Premium Matte Presentation Paper
- December Daily® 3x8 Cards Digital
- December Daily® Cardstock Inserts
- Pom Pom Trim
- December Daily® Puffy Santas
- Embroidery Floss
- December Daily® Sticker Tabs (digital available)
- Red Line Tape
- December Daily® Chipboard Numbers
- We R Memory Keepers Hole Punch
- 6 Hole Punch
- Fiskars Trimmer
- Fiskars Trimmer Replacement Cut Bar
- 2.5 Inch Circle Punch
- Minc Machine
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