I finally received my comp copy of the Stamper's Sampler Take Ten June/July magazine these cards were featured in . . . turns out they used the opening paragraph I sent them as the whole article! It also turns out the card recipes & instruction are a bit off, so pay closer attention to these instructions! ;) The pink/red Roses in Winter card I showed here was not in the article. Here are the instructions on the last card that IS in the article:
Printed papers are from Stampin' Up's Enchante collection and they were layered onto a pale plum card base. A double row of faux stitching "holds" the papers together on the left side, and the right corners were also stitched. Pewter brads anchor the lower left corner.
The focal image (SU's Happy Harmony) was stamped by inking the rubber directly with Stampin' Write Markers: perfect & pale plum and sage, then stamping onto vanilla cardstock. The flower centers were highlighted with 2-Way Glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The sentiment was stamped in perfect plum. It is matted with sage cardstock and accented with a Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware swirl clip and eggplant grosgrain ribbon that really does match better in person! The image is then mounted with dimensionals to the card.
I hope these cards & article inspire you to try faux stitching on your cards!