Hello! Charity here from Scrappin’ Chaos with a Stitched Card.
I like to make my Valentine’s cards elaborate and impossible to overlook. I embellished this card with handmade roses and leaves and documented the process so you can make your own.
Don’t let the handmade-by-you idea scare you off. If you can tie a knot, you can make these roses!
Recollections Cardstock Grey
Step 1: Cut 5″ lengths of burlap, canvas, lace, and ticking. Mist and leave to dry.
I like to use an egg crate to give it air flow. The light pink burlap is not shown as I didn’t mist it.
Ticking -Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Bronze: Flower tutorial.
Ticking -Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Black Cherry: Cut in half length wise for small roses.
Canvas -Tattered Angels Mist Silk: Rose in lower corner.
Canvas-Tattered Angels Dragonfly Glimmer Mist: Leaves.
Lace -Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Hemlock: Cut in half lengthwise.
Step 2: Form knot rose, I used 4 in my project.
Tie a loose knot in the middle of the fabric. Fold top piece back into knot as show. Add a drop of hot glue inside. Leave tail for attaching.
Step 3: Form leaves, I used 4 in my project.
Cut canvas in half length wise and width wise. Fold canvas with raveled edge to the left, color side in. Stitch diagonal line from raveled edge to straight edge. Trim excess. Open to reveal leaf.
Step 4: Cut off upper corner of pennant. Paint edges with Glimmer Glam.
Step 5: Cut banner to 4.5 x 6.5, fray edges, iron flat.
Step 6: Cut and fold cardstock to 5×7 card blank. Stitch banner, pennant corner, and Architextures Doily to card front.
My pennant corner is 1.5″ from the top of the card. I was very pleased with how easy it was to sew over the Architexture doily.
Step 7: Add roses and stitch lace over the top.
I added a dab of glue under each rose for stability then stitched it all down securely with the lace.
Step 8: Attach leaves on either side of the roses.
I stitched mine on, running the seam down the center of the leaf.
Step 9: Layer and attach lower corner embellishments.
The doily is self adhesive, I made it secure by stitching the leaves on over the top. The rose is held on with a dab of glue and a lace corner stitched across it.
Step 10: Stitch sentiment to top lace.
I diecut my sentiment from the paper scraps left from making the card base.
My goal was to make an elaborate Valentines Card while trying out a variety of Canvas Corp Brand Products. They all performed exceptionally well. This shabby chic stitched card is thick with layers of texture and color. I can’t wait to send it out!