Sometimes I like to take a traditional craft and change it up a bit. This time I decided to make a faux cross stitch card. For this card, I made a cross stitch stamp to create the bow image. The stamp is really easy to make which you'll find in the directions below. Now that I've made one card, I'm thinking it would be nice to make a basic running stitch stamp as well. So many ideas, so little time.
Supplies for Cross Stitch Stamp
Pencil with an eraser
Draw an "X" on the top of the eraser. Cut out excess eraser around the "X" with an x-acto knife. Test stamp. If necessary, carve more of the eraser away. Done.
Supplies for Card
Cross stitch stamp
Cross stitch pattern - optional
For the card, I choose to use a pattern from one of my Japanese Craft Books. I used just the bow in the pattern above. You don't have to have a pattern. It's really up to you.
Stamp any pattern you wish on your card. I recommend sticking to one color to make the stamping process go quicker. It's also a good idea to test out the stamp to figure out how far you want the stitches apart, how much pressure to use, etc.