Blast from the Past Archived Stamps all August long!


I have always wondered what some of our company's first stamp sets looked like.  We have the chance to rediscover many of the adorable original stamps that Close to my Heart was founded on.  All throughout the month of August, I will be featuring these adorable archived stamps that are available for a limited time only - during this catalogue.  After, they will retire forever!

This adorable stamp set is called Stitched With Love.  I used all the stamps this set comes with to make this super cute friendship card.  And I have created an image tutorial for you to follow.  You really can make this card in just ten minutes and it allows you to use all the stamps in the set.  Let's get started!

Beginning with white paper, I stamped the image with Staz on black ink.  I let the image dry for a couple of minutes.  I coloured this image using a mixture of Close to my Heart alcohol markers and Copic markers.  Between my two types of markers I tend to have more than enough colours :)

Next, I took the side of the quite stamp.  This is what I especially love about clear stamps and clear blocks - I can easily see exactly what I am doing.  I used Creme Brulee ink and made a "wool" appearance as a border for my image.

I folded a piece of 5.5 x 8 creme brulee cardstock and stamped the same image I used above as a background for my card.  I tried to "stagger" the stamps so they did not appear to be in rows.

I mounted my stamped image onto blush cardstock, leaving a quarter inch border around the sides.

This was my first attempt using the stitch guide.  I recommend taping it down with some Washi tape to keep it still or you will have a disaster like the one above.  I threaded some pink thread through the holes to make a criss cross pattern.

I covered up my mess but placing the image against the crease of the card and mounted it.

Lastly, I cut out a banner by hand using blush and white cardstock, stamped the sentiment using staz on back ink and used the last remaining stamp of the set to stamp those cute hearts in creme brûlée!

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.  You can find all the archived stamp sets in the new catalogue and one my website.  The next tutorial will be posted August 5th! I love comments so if you enjoyed this tutorial and want to see more, please comment!

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  1. What a cute card Justine!! It is so fun to see some of the original artwork from Jeanette. Thanks for the tutorial and I look forward to seeing the next one.

  2. This is such a cute card. Thanks for sharing. Love it


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