Step 1: What You Need
- 4 colors of embroidery floss
- Cross Stitch Needle
- 4 by 5.5 inch slip of paper
- 4 by 5.5 inch greeting card
- Tape or glue
- Marker if you want to draw on it
Step 2: Draw It Out
You can just wing it if you want, but I decided to give myself some guides. I drew lines that were 1/4 inch from the side all the way around. Then I added 3 more lines that were each 1/8 away from each other going in.
These lines will be the back of the card.
Step 3: Stitch It
Cut off a piece and then split it in half so you have 3 strands. Thread your needle. Start from the corner and start stitching your card. I held down the string ends with just tape.
You can see from the pictures how I did. I kind of just went with it. My original plan was to perfectly measure out the stitch spacing, but I couldn't split it very nice, so I just did it.
I started each color from a different corner so that one corner wouldn't get bulky from having all the string ends in it. By starting in a different corner each time, I evenly distributed that bulkiness.
Now, just have fun with it.
Repeat with each color for each row. I went from dark on the outside to light on the inside. I also tried to alternate stitches for something fun. So if there was a stitch in the outside row, the next row in didn't have a stitch there. Check out what I mean in Photo 6 and then the photo of the completed card.
Step 4: Put It Together
That's it. You can write a little fun note on it, or put on some drawings of hearts.
That's it! Give it away now :)