Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Embroidered Valentine's Card
I have had these scallop-edged cards in my stationary box for years and decided it was time to make something with them. I started by making the design in Illustrator using the polar grid guidelines. That allowed me to space everything perfectly in a circular layout. I then printed the design on regular paper and gently taped it to the scalloped card. Once it was taped I used my hammer and awl to make all the holes. I pre-drilled the holes because it makes it way easier to sew later. After the holes were punched I then removed my paper guide and embroidered the design with a needle and embroidery thread.
Because I wanted to hide the "messy" embroidery on the back I decided to cut a pink circle that would get sewn at the same time as the edge circles. I decided to add a single heart to the pink circle and sewed that before sewing through both the layers.
I told George that when I am an old lady I just want to sit around making exquisite cards to send to people. I love designing and implementing a project all in one day. And I like the thought that there is not another card in the whole world like this one. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!