Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Cross Stitched Stamps- I'm LOVING them!!!

Any long time blog readers know that I love paper crafting but I also love cross stitching as well.  I have cross stitched for a long time.  I think I started when I was ten or so.  I wasn't very successful at finishing a project at ten, but I knew how to cross stitch, started a project.  I picked at cross stitch on and off but really cross stitched more after I got married.  It is my relaxation time.  I don't sit still watching tv ever, but I can sit through a show or movie if I cross stitch while watching.  I think it keeps my ADD in check ;) .  I always have a project....or two going.  
When I saw these great cross stitched images from Waffle Flower, I knew I had to get them......all of them!!!!  
Each of the images are layered stamps.  I loved that it gives the images lots of color!  I used my mini MISTI to line up the 2 step stamping and make it easy.  I could have used a regular block but I'll be honest, I'm not great at 2 step stamping so I always use my MISTI to do those type of images!  I love that the Waffle Flower set includes some add ons that I could add to the cactus like in the first photo.  In the second card, I kept the cactus plain.  I like them both ways so it was nice to have options.

I also liked the cross stitched flower set.  I added this image to some stamped velum background paper.  I just took some background stamps that I had and stamped them in versa mark on velum, then I heat embossed them.  I used a pearl embossing powder on these.  This is one of my favorite embossing powders, it really takes on a different look depending on the cardstock you use around it.  

For this card, I used some of my watercolored backgrounds that I made a while back.  I often "play" with backgrounds and have a bunch ready to pull add and make cards with.  I used the Kuretake Pearl watercolor paints to make this background.  

I liked the flower on the green background.  It made the flower leaves pop!  

Even though I made several of "the same card", I changed it up by using different colors of inks for the images, or different backgrounds, different cardstock, different nuvo drops.  It all made the cards fun to create.

I used Altenew inks for the images.  I love their inks for layered stamps.  

Now I'm sharing this card but it is not my favorite.  I was creating trying to make a shaker card with the tea set.  I think it needs something more to the background, but I thought I'd share it for the image coloring.
I liked this card better.  I think the tea bag is ADORABLE!!!!  

Since I shared all my cross stitched cards that I made recently, I should share my latest cross stitch project.  This is number 3 in a set of four for my cross stitch board.  If you haven't seen my cross stitch seasonal board before,  here are some blog posts showing it:

These are just a couple of posts, there are several others on my blog.  You can search for my cross stitch post using the search feature on the right hand side. 

This is a set for Christmas by Designworks called Oh Holy Night.  The pattern is a large pattern using a letter of the alphabet for every word for Christmas.  I am just pulling out four images I like to make for my board.  
Thanks for stopping by today.  

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  1. They are all so beautiful!!! I really love the shaker....good work :) Hugs...Janie

  2. I'm not sure what you're supposed to say when you see something that is so much like you that you're floored! So, I am an avid stamper, and I make cards, I have been cross stitching since I was young, and these two crafts are my passions... I currently have 3 cross stitch projects going, and I to use cross stitch to help me get through watching TV and movies... I am amazed that someone else is like this... I thought I was the only one, all alone in my opposite ends of the crafting spectrum... I find I'm often explaining myself at the craft store when I go from the large paper craft area to the tiny embroidery area... They think I'm lost.. lol!!! Too cool!


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