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