I made this card over the weekend for WCMD, but I'm just now getting around to posting it:) Earlier this year I worked on some feather cards and ever since then, I've been smitten with feathers! Today's card is a CASE of one of those feather cards, but this time I thought I'd try an embroidery floss version:) I've tried this method before but this is the first time I'm happy with how it turned out! It's not a difficult method, just time-consuming.
I didn't have a sentiment to fit, so I wrote one up and printed it on the computer. I used the Silhouette to cut the shape of the feather (just a quick freehand version), but I'm sure it could be done with an xacto knife. In the interest of sharing, I'm going to show you the back side of the card as it was being made. Brace yourself because it's a HOT MESS:)
Here's the Cliff Notes version of the process...A piece of black twine was taped down as the spine of the feather down the middle of the die cut feather. I outlined the die cut with scortape. One by one, I hand tied a piece of floss to the black twine (one overhand knot) and anchored it on each end to the scortape to either side. Like I said, easy but tedious. I really like how it turned out, so don't be surprised if this technique shows up again.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week!
Paper: Speckled (Avery Elle)
Fibers: Embroidery floss
Tools: Silhouette, Corner Chomper