Thursday, July 29, 2010

Embellishment Tutorial -Designed 2 Delight Extravaganza

I love this little "Cup of Posies" digital image from Designed 2 Delight, for my embellishment tutorial, and as a special treat each design member of D2D has created a beautiful handmade embellishment along with a tutorial to share.

My tutorial is "Hand Stitching with Beads"
I've previously colored my image with copic markers, then used the following tools to create my stitching embellishment.
**Piercing mat, piercing tool, needle and thread, small seed beads**
When choosing your beads make sure that your needle is small enough that the beads will slide all the way past the needles eye and onto the thread.

I pierced 10 holes around the heart image on the mug, I've numbered each hole, to help with the tutorial directions.
Using the needle and thread I pushed up through hole #1 (I kept my thread doubled for thickness) I did not tie a knot, instead I place a piece of tape to hold my threads in place.

I place my first bead onto my needle then went down hole #2, thread up through #3, add my second bead, down #4, up hole #5. I continued around the heard until I came up through hole #1. Then continued adding beads in the same manner as I went around the heart in reverse direction.

When I came back up hole #1 I added one more bead to the bottom of the heart, and took my thread back through the same hole (#1) as shown in the photo below.

For the flowers, I poked holes in the center of each. I came up one hole with my needle, added a white bead then went back down the same hole. I continued until I had added beads to all flower centers.
And just to show you the back of my project... it doesn't have to look pretty, see how messy mine is :)

I also added beads to patterned paper for a fun corner embellishment. I used a Stampin Up piercing template to make my holes, you also could use a ruler.
I Then used the same method as above to add red beads to my punched design.

My finished card
I used my computer and printed out the "Thinking of You" saying, then added two beads for more embellishment.
Join us for the embellishment challenge and get this free digital stamp designed by Faith, the Designed 2 Delight artist.

**Make-Your-Own Embellishments Blog Extravaganza**

The Designed2Delight Lead Designers have been busy!!
Follow all the links below to view 9 different tutorials for 9 different embellishments (on 8 different blogs) that YOU can make YOURSELF!!

Don't forget to stop by the Designed2Delight Digital Stamps group on Crafter's Digital Art Center for the details AND a FREE Digital Stamp!!

Jane ~ Make Your Own Buttons Tutorial

Lola ~ Make Your Own Felt and Fabric Flowers Tutorial

Faith ~ Make Your Own Faux Prima Flowers Tutorial

Kathy ~ Make Your Own Chipboard Accents Tutorial

Debbie ~ Scalloped Punched Paper Flower Tutorial

You are HERE
Robin ~ Stitching with Beads Tutorial

Michelle ~ Scallop Punched Flower/Medallion Tutorial

Michelle ~ Ribbon Frame Tutorial

Sherrie ~ Make Your Own Ribbon Roses Tutorial

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  1. Sweet, Robin!! This is a great tutorial, and I may have to try this!! I think I have some beads somewhere!! :)

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [29 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Thank you so much Robin for a great tutorial ! I love your card, it's so fresh and lovely ! Smiles from Catherine

  4. Fun....I love sewing with beads!!! It's a fun touch of dimension! :)

  5. What a neat idea. I have so many beads. I'm looking forward to trying. Thank you for the great tutorial.

  6. Great idea Robin. I have beads I haven't used in a while. I love that it adds some dimension, but not much bulk. I will try this soon!

  7. GREAT tutorial!! LOVE your beautiful card. I never would've thought to use beads on my card like this. It looks so easy too!! THANK YOU for sharing and inspiring *Ü*

  8. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  9. What a fantastic idea! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too.

  10. Robin, your tutorial is SO detailed!! I'm such a visual learner, so your numbered photos REALLY help! Thank you!! Gorgeous card!!

  11. Robin your bead tutorial is so great. It is very detailed and so easy to follow. I will give this a try now I see how it's done. Beautiful card too.

  12. HEY ROBIN! WOW, I love this tutorial! I am going to see if Melissa will let us share it on her blog even though the images aren't hers, I don't think she will care, this is awesome! You are still on board, right? HUGS!

  13. Your tutorial is really great and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing.


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