Embroidered Elephant Card Tutorial
I’ve been seeing a lot of embroidered greeting cards around the blogosphere over the last couple of months, and today I decided to try my hand at making my own.
It actually came out quite nice (the picture really does not do it justice!).
Here’s what I did:
First I located an easy embroidery pattern. Because I wanted to make a baby card, I picked out this elephant. It’s got enough detail to be interesting, but not so much detail as to be overwhelming.
I printed the elephant out and cut off most of the excess paper.
Then, I positioned the elephant over the center of the card and taped it down. I pressed the tape against my arm a couple of times first, to make sure it would be easy to remove.
After that, I used a needle to carefully prick holes where I wanted to stitch. Each hole is about 1/4 inch apart, except in detailed areas. In detailed areas, the holes are about 1/6 inch apart.
Finally, using three strands of floss, I embroidered the entire card.
Here is a close-up.
The entire project took less than an hour.