Hello and Happy New Year! I thought I’d try something a little different on a card, a break from the everyday things we use as card toppers. I hadn’t done any crochet for ages and just felt the urge. I didn’t want to just create something to be discarded, so I decided to try my hand at some card embellishments.
I’ve never tried creating a card with all crocheted embellishments so I thought it would be fun to try something new. I had created a folder on Pinterest with patterns of miniature things to crochet that would be suitable for cards. I had never tried any of the patterns so I got out some *really old* crochet cotton and set to work.
I also thought that, while I was at it, I’d enter a few competitions. I decided to follow Bugaboo’s B-I-N-G-O challenge, using texture, mono-chromatic, twine combination to create the card. That meant lots of cream colored cardstock and I think this stiff, old cotton could be considered a twine rather than a yarn. It certainly behaves more like a twine.
I first created the rose, some leaves and then the larger butterfly. I die cut a simple trellis background, using a generic die to cut a 5″×7″ panel. The die is actually square so that meant cutting the panel in two parts, which turned out to be really easy to do with this die. I then glued the panel directly to a cream card base and added droplets of Tsukineko Sparkle Pico Embellisher liquid around the outer edge and on each cross of the trellis. Once dry, I glued the rose, leaves and large butterfly into place with drops of Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive for a really strong bond.
I thought the card still looked a little bare, so I went back to my Pinterest folder and found a small butterfly to crochet. I quickly made two of these and added them to the blank spaces. I finished each butterfly off with Kaisercraft Adhesive Pearls on each butterflies’ antennae.
Finally, I die cut to create the word “mum” using Trimcraft First Edition Alphabet die set. I cut a set of 5 for each letter and stacked them to give them dimension. I glued each stack together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive and, after gluing them into place, I coated each letter with shimmer using my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen.
I think this is a great make for a woman who always has a hook or needle in her hand and, in my case, that’s my mother. No doubt my crochet work will be strongly critiqued.
I’ve also entered the following challenges, as well as Bugaboo’s current challenge:
I’d love for you to leave me comment to let me know what you think of my efforts and if you think crocheted embellishments suit a card. You can also find more potential embellishments in my public Pinterest folder. There’s much more than flowers that you can create.
Thanks so much for spending time with me today. I look forward to next time…😊