Sunday, February 1, 2009

a little more - a little less

Good morning. If you look back a few posts here, you will see a card very similar to the one I have to show you today. This one is an updated version that I'm using in my class on Tuesday.

I know that most of the ladies are so over winter and snow, but it'll be awhile before spring comes to Wisconsin, so I made this card bright and cheery. I changed the colors, added a background, slimmed down the image panel and made some changes in the embellishments. On this one, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, so it's much neater. I'm sure the ladies will like it.

What's in it?
stamps: flight of the butterfly, pretty petals (SU)
ink: summer sun, tangerine tango, regal rose
paper: summer sun, tangerine tango, whisper white, dp (unknown)
other: orange ribbon, scor-pal, sponge dauber, flower trio punch, piercing tool, white brads, foam tape

And for those of you who asked about the crochet flower, rather than reinvent the wheel and since I don't make mine all the same, here are some links to instructions:
here and here. If you do a google search for 'crochet flowers', you can find plenty of patterns and tutorials.

FYI: I use size 10 cotton crochet thread with a size 7 hook. Sometimes you need to experiment a bit to get the correct size hook for the size thread you use, depending on how tight or loose you crochet. I tend to crochet fairly loosely.

Thanks for stopping by. Be blessed.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the heads up on the crochet flowers. I had looked but couldn't find anything that was simple and would lie flat on a card. Sure appreciate your help and love your blog. TFS Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

JoAnn Beachler said...

Melody, your card is so pretty...I like your choice of colors, so bright and cheery...