I loved this challenge! I used to cross-stitch all the time. I love having a die to use that technique on cards. I taught my daughter Emily how to do it and she's decided she wants to try a cross-stitch project now. I have lots of patterns for her to choose from! :)
I chose three shades of pink floss for my stitched flower. After I was done, I added some strips of Sweet Blush and Hibiscus Burst cardstock, plus a strip of polka dot print from the Regency Era collection, and popped up the whole piece on a Sweet Blush card base. My sentiment is from Green Thumb, an oldie but goodie!
You can see other cards for the challenge here.
Stamps: Green Thumb (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Kraft, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Regency Era (Papertrey Ink)
DMC floss: 961, 962, 963, 966
Misc: Scallop Border punch (Stampin' Up); pop-dots; needle