Cross My Heart Faux Stitched Love Card

Do you have a stamp set that you loved…bought… and now have no idea what to do with it?

Being a word puzzle person, I love these stamp sets that are word search/crossword designs.  I even bought the word search background stamp years ago.  But did I ever figure out how to use it?  Nope!

Well, my mom got the new Cross My Heart stamp set and while I thought it was really cool, I had no idea how you would use it.  So, I stamped a few images and have been making myself play with it.  Turns out, it was more fun than I expected!

This is actually one of the first cards I made with this set.  I was trying to use up some scraps from around my desk and so I just started layering elements together to create a simple little card.

One of the first things I knew I wanted to do was layer paper over the heart box to make it stand out.  So I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White and on Rose Red… then just cut out the Rose Red square to layer over the Whisper White.

Then I realized that the flower image fit really nicely in the small oval punch.  So I grabbed than and a scrap of the Natural Trim ribbon (one of my favorite things from the new catalog!) and did a little layering here too.

I felt like the top of the card was a little wide open, so I added some faux stitching with my white gel pen and accented my flower as well as the edge of the card.

And ta-da!  You have a card with bits, pieces, and scraps that

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Cross My Heart Faux Stitched Card
Stamps:
Cross My Heart
Ink: Early Espresso, Rose Red (marker), Lucky Limeade (marker)
Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Rose Red CS, Whisper White CS, Patio Party designer paper
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, White Gel Pen, Natural Trim ribbon, Sycamore Street ribbon (SAB FREE item), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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