04 February, 2013

EMBROIDERED VALENTINE'S DAY CARD

Can you believe it?  Valentine's day is only 10 days away!
This week, to help you with last moment preparations, I will be sharing tutorials for Valentine's day cards. 
Today we begin with an easy embroidered card.   Even if you've never tried embroidery you will have no troubles making this cute card.


First, you will need to make the base for the card.  I've used 9''x12" sheet of heavy-weight textured card stock to make four 9x3 strips.   Folded in two each strip made a cute 4,5x3 card base.

Next, use thinner paper of a contrasting colour  to cut out a 4"x2,5" square.  If you wonder why my contrasting paper is wrinkled, it's because I've decided to upcycle thick craft paper for this project.


Using a pencil draw 2 hearts on the back of the paper.  Mark guides every 1/4 inch and using a needle or an awl make holes.
Choose two contrast-coloured threads (red and pink work well) and embroider the design following hole guides.


Secure thread ends in the back with a small piece of masking tape.
Your card is almost ready - all you have to do is glue the embroidered part to the card base.

Here is a close-up of one of my cards - I really like the wrinkled craft paper!

If you want to add a personal touch - write a word or two in the corner.


Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to pin or share the tutorial.
Anya

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1 comment:

  1. This is so creative! This may look so simple but it's pretty crafty actually. I'm not so good with embroidery but I do appreciate those artwork made out of it, they look so fantastic. And see how simple "with love.." short Valentines day messages can give it an impact. Keep it up, you're pretty cool.

    Hugs xxxx
    Marilyn
    http://easyday.snydle.com/valentines-day-wishes-and-messages.html

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