March 23, 2009

Crochet Flowers

This is the card I sent to my mom. See the crochet flower in the center? She taught me how to make these beauties while she was here. I used white crochet thread and used a reinker to add the color. I carefully added a small amount around the edges with the reinker. I then spritzed it with water and let the ink fade into the flower. I love how it turned out. Did you notice the designer paper says "mother"? I thought that it was appropriate for the occasion. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the scalloped edges. The main flower image and ink are Stampin'Up! Those darn pearls caused me some pain. I'm always up for a bargain. I bought whole pearls from Michael's and had the brilliant idea to split them in half because it's kind of pricey to get the ones that are already split. So I used wire cutters to split them. My hand kind of got in the way of first one. I'm not certain the bruise, swelling, and pain were worth the money saved. But I do like the classy look they give a card. My hubby is much handier with tools than I am so maybe I will sweet talk him into cutting the other 372 that are left to split!

Here is a side view to show the dimension.

ETA: Here is a link to the website that we found the crochet pattern:

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. How long did it take to croquet the flowers???