Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Card - Handstitched Blossom Inchies - Yellow & Teal

Hand Stitched Blossom Inchies

Here is the list of supplies needed:
• Cardstock
• Rubberstamps
• Ink
• Scissors
• Stickles
• Blossoms
• Ribbon, Fibers

The same basic steps are taken for each of the cards in this batch of examples:
1. Start by picking out 3 different cardstocks that all compliment one another in a certain color family (i.e. reds, yellows, blues, etc).
2. Start each ‘inchie’ as a 1.5x1.5 inch punched square, the 2nd layer will be a smaller torn square or rectangular piece, and the top layer will be a 1x1 inch punched square.
3. Ink all the edges with complimentary ink color.
4. Adhere the 3 cardstocks together, laying them in different angles, tilting them to the left and right.
5. Adhere a small matching blossom to the stack of inchies. [optional: If you choose not to use a blossom at this point, you can rubberstamp an image, add a button, bead, or whatever you like at this point instead.]
6. Poke a hole through the center of the blossom and all 3 pieces of cardstock. Stitch the blossom on going around all the cardstock layers and through the center of the flower, at about 7 times.
7. Using stickles in complimentary colors – embellish the inches. Let dry.
8. Adhere inchies to the cards and finish embellishing the cards as shown.

Cut a piece of yellow patterned cardstock (Club Scrap) 8.5in x 5.5in. Fold in half. Ink edges. Create 2 sets of inchies as described above using buttons at the center embellishment. Adhere to the card front. Attach another 1.5x1.5 piece with a larger yellow blossom using a flower brad. Cut a yellow tag (ClubScrap) with sentiment and rubberstamp “Fleur” image (ClubScrap) in black ink on tag. Ink edges with terra cotta ink. Adhere to card front as shown. Do final embellishing with yellow stickles. Let dry. Finished card measures 4.25in x 5.5in.

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