Monday, June 23, 2008

Class - "Shadow Stamps and Inks"

We will be using Hero Arts Shadow Stamps for class this week to make a couple of cards that will have that Victorian look. I have also include a special for you, crocheted flowers for your embellishment. Add a little lace and a tag and your card is complete. The tags were made using a punch from McGill and I used a Making Memories safety pin to attach it to my flower.
Follow the directions below to make your own crocheted flowers.

ch5, sl st to beg ch to create loop

ch2, (counts as first sc) 13 sc in loop, sl st to ch 2, next round (ch4, skip 2sc and sl st in next sc) 5 times, sl st in last sl st space, next round (sc, half dc, 2 dc, tc, 2dc, half dc, sc) in each chain 4 space, sl st in 1st sc space, end off. This will make a 5 petal flower.
Add some variations by using different color thread for your first two rounds. ie: yellow center, purple flower petals. Use different weight crochet cotton and different size crochet hooks to make different size flowers. (For some of the heavier cotton you may need to start with ch 6)

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