I embossed the background with the Cuttlebug machine, then drew the strings with pencil and stitched over the lines by hand before adhering the front of the card to the base.
The "Happy Day" sentiment is cut from one of the Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride journaling cards! (and the Airmail too)
PS. You may have wondered why I haven't been machine stitching on my projects? My new sewing maching and I are fighting right now. I will update when we are back on speaking terms!
Sending you wishes for a great day,