To create your own stitched flourishes... use a stamp as your guide! Choose an ink color that is similar to your background paper and stamp your flourish. If you are using a white background, stamp your image using a light color. Using a craft pick or needle, poke holes along the stamped image. The more holes you poke, the more detailed your end result will be, but be careful not to poke the holes too closely together or you will create tears in the paper. After the holes are created... stitch away! I love the end result. Have fun creating!
To see the layout where I used this technique, click on the link below.