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2009-07-21 Thread crochet flower with leaves

2009/07/21

Yesterday I worked on dyeing thread crocheted leaves that I had created to go with the flowers. Of course I had to make a card creation using them and showing a finished product.

I used the sketch that I found at 2 Sketches 4 You. I chose to do the bonus sketch as it really fit the flower that I was working with.

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I followed the sketch exactly, however instead of adding bunches of layers I used my scallop circle giga punch by Marvey to create the impression of an extra layer. This wasn’t being done to be extra creative, rather it was due to being frugal. I only had a snippet of the burgundy textured glimmer card stock left. Punching the large circle scallop gave me another scrap to work with to punch (1-1/2″ square punch by Emagination Crafts Inc.) a square out of. I used the scallop square punch by Stampin up for the mat square. Which from this angle is pretty much covered up; but I promise they are there.

To give dimension I added a square of fun foam under the squares. This also gave me a sturdier base to punch through and attach the thread crochet flower to. I used a really big brad (by Bazzill Basics) for the flower center.

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To keep the thread crochet leaves “poofie” instead of limp, I wove a piece of craft wire into the back of each leaf. I left the wire a little long after weaving; punched a 2nd hole in the mat under the flower petals; inserted wires and twirled them together and then folding out the wire like a brad base.

The words are part of a stamp verse from Stampin Up. The set is called In My Thoughts and are stamped in Cranberry Adirondack ink.

I was going to add a nice big butterfly; but after looking at what I had so far I decided to go with the thought: Less is more.

See the previous post for directions on thread crochet leaves along with links to other cards showing thread crochet flowers.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. eleganterica permalink
    2009/07/21 10:36 am

    Lovely.

  2. NancyS permalink
    2009/07/21 2:04 pm

    How pretty! Love the addition of leaves to the crocheted flower. Great colors, great design. TFS.

  3. 2009/07/21 3:05 pm

    wow! love your crochet flowers!!! where can I get me some!?

  4. Clouds permalink
    2009/07/21 3:27 pm

    Wow! wee! this card is sooo beautiful! I love the crochet flowers and leaves! you know, I make them myself as well for my cards, so I know how much work you put into this card 🙂 Bring frugal is the way to go these day 😮 your card is awesome! thanks for using the bonus sketch 🙂

  5. Linda Cronkite permalink
    2009/07/21 4:38 pm

    Magnificent card….Oh I do wish I could crochet.

  6. Marlene permalink
    2009/07/21 5:12 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your patterns. They are turning out lovely.
    Your cards are beautiful and wonderful inspiration for all.

  7. 2009/07/21 7:02 pm

    This is a lovely card. I love your flowers – it’s a pity I don’t crochet. Great work and thanks for sharing with us

  8. 2009/07/21 8:09 pm

    Wow this card is fab. I love your flowers and leaves… I need to get my crochet stuff out and give it a go.. hehe

    Hugs
    Elisa K

  9. Kazan Clark permalink
    2009/07/21 9:31 pm

    the flower is fantastic with the Bonus sketch! Awesome awesome job.
    Thanks for playing
    🙂 Kazan

  10. 2009/07/21 10:05 pm

    Just beautiful, Bonnie!

  11. 2009/07/22 12:09 pm

    Love this! WoW! The color is gorgeous and what a great idea to have leaves, too!

  12. 2009/07/22 1:54 pm

    Oh wow that is sooo pretty!! Great idea! 🙂

  13. 2009/07/22 4:03 pm

    I am always thrilled to see what you will come up with next, these are wonderful!!!

  14. 2009/07/22 8:52 pm

    You surround yourself with beauty, are generous with sharing your techniques and your artwork – I love visiting you!! To thank you, I’ve given you a blog award, go check it out 🙂

  15. 2009/07/23 8:45 am

    absolutely stunning

  16. Cheryl N permalink
    2009/07/23 5:42 pm

    lovely

  17. 2009/07/25 12:59 am

    So pretty! I love the crocheted flowers, I have to learn how to crochet! 🙂

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