Special Cards

If you’ve liked me on facebook you may have seen my latest project in progress. It is lace weight yarn, which I haven’t worked with before so it is taking me a while. I’m excited to get it finished though! (Even if it is another distraction from my blanket).

Crochet Flower with Hand Painted Card

Crochet Flower with Hand Painted Card

In the meantime, here are a couple of cards I whipped up recently. The first one was for some good friends of mine who just had a beautiful daughter. I made one of these hats with the same flower on it so the card and gift matched! You can find the pattern for the flower here.

Incidentally, this flower pattern just got featured over on All Crochet Patterns, along with my Seamless Water Lily. I’m excited because this is a lovely site where (free!) designs are selected to be featured (i.e. it isn’t a free for all). If you aren’t familiar with it you should head on over, but make sure you have time to sit and browse because you’ll want to make everything!

Crochet Flower on Card

Crochet Flower on Card

The stem and leaves are painted with watercolours onto water colour paper

The stem and leaves are painted with watercolours onto water colour paper

Back to the cards.

This pop up butterfly card was for my niece. Last year I got my paints out for her card, but this year I wanted to make something different. And I know she likes butterflies – remember this bag?

Pop up Butterfly Card

Pop up Butterfly Card

This card was really easy – you just need to have two pieces of thin card. If you ever bought a pack of card blanks and then were disappointed with the thickness of the card, this is your chance to use them up!

Sketch out a large butterfly across the fold of one piece, fold in half and cut it out but making sure the wing tips are left attached. Then decorate away – I used colouring crayons, but you could use coloured paper or paints or anything really!

Pop up Butterfly Card

Pop up Butterfly Card

Now you will need to reverse fold the butterfly so that it pops out when it is opened up. When you are done, stick the background of the butterfly card inside the blank one. You can decorate the front too if you like!

Tip: If your card is easily tipped forwards (i.e. it overbalances) then you can fix this by trimming the bottom of the card at a slight angle (up towards the fold). This tips the card backwards to stop it from falling over!

What cards have you been making for the special people in your life?

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5 thoughts on “Special Cards

  1. I love this idea, it has never occurred to me to mix the to medias to create this beautiful work of art I absolutely love it. I will half to try this when i get the chance!   Louise B Pil

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