Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another Crochet card

I am finally back with the last of my three crochet flower cards using the Sign Language set from Papertrey Ink.  Its so good to use up any scraps of designer paper as well and I had the Doodlebug Designs paper I used here, sitting in my stash for months so finally I could put it to good use!

The Lavender Moon and Sprinkles paper were layered on Kraft and machine stitched aroound the edges. A strip of Kraft with a scallop border was then added to cover the join between the two paper. I had it in mind that I wanted to layer four small images with a glitter border in between, so I planned this out by using some Scor-Tape to create the dividing border. I didn't expose the sticky side until I had stamped the four images where I wanted them to be positioned. I then peeled back the tape and poured some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the sticky border. After that I added a second layer of each image which had been embossed and mounted on dimensionals. I then stamped the 'Just for You' sentiment repeatedly in Lavender Moon ink along the bottom of the white cardstock and matted this with a Kraft layer.

To attach the ribbon, I punched a slot  in the top of these layers,threaded the white ribbon through and then adhered the image layer to the designer paper.  I made a simple white bow and hand sewed my flower and button through  all of these layers to finish off before adhering it to my Kraft base.

The inside of the card continues the theme from the front with the image stamped in Lavender Moon ink using a sentiment from the Birthday Basics set and a tiny flourish added in Certainly Celery ink.

I have enjoyed making these little crochet flowers and will definately be keeping some on hand for future cards. I now need to move on to some other projects including some monogrammed letters for my kids' bedroom doors, not to mention the first card for this year's Christmas!!! Busy busy busy!! I have a lot of time to accomplish these tasks though, as my husband has taken my two youngest children to the Sunshine Coast for a few days to give my some crafting (and supposedly spring cleaning ..ha ha) time!! I am very lucky to have such a thoughtful hubby, but I don't know how much cleaning will be achieved!

I hope to be back soon with more projects to share,

Thanks for visiting 


Stamps: Birthday Basics, Sign Language ( PTI); Simple Serif (SU)
Cardstock: Lavender Moon, White Basics (PTI); Sprinkles paper (Doodlebug Designs); Kraft (SU)
Ink: Lavender Moon (PTI); Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze (SU)
Accessories: Apron Lace punch (Fiskars); Scor Tape;dimensionals;white ribbon; pink button;white thread; crochet thread- cotton perle 842 (DMC); Dazzling Diamonds glitter, white embossing powder (SU)

1 comment:

  1. I love sign language but don't reach for it very often. I love the glittered backdrop you made for the images! Neat idea!