Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge


Welcome to today’s Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying all the great projects from Papertrey customers.  If you have arrived here mid hop and want to start at the beginning just begin here to start with the first creation.  The challenge is to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on a project.

Since I am “knot” going to miss winter and am anxiously awaiting some spring weather I decided to do french knots for my embroidery floss technique on this fun spring themed card.

I used Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Whisper White textured card stock from Stampin’ Up!  The butterfly images are from the stamp set Flight of the Butterfly.

I stamped four images onto the card stock using white craft ink skewing the images toward the left to leave room for the white organza ribbon .

I chose four colors of embroidery floss.  I poked holes through each dot with the needle and made french knots in each one.

I added the antennas with white embroidery floss and a mini pearl for the butterfly heads.  I also outlined the butterflies with a glue pen and iridescent glitter.

For the simple dimensional butterfly in this picture I took white vellum and the very versatile Papertrey Ink steel Bloom Builder #2 steel die.  I used the medium and small size die, trimming off the bottom tips.  Using clear glue dots, I just layered the petals after stamping them with the same white craft ink and stamp image.  Who says this die is just for flowers.  Awesome die design Papertrey Ink!

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Comments are very much appreciated:)

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13 thoughts on “Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

  1. Nancy says:

    Can you believe that I’m still making the rounds of the blog hop?! Your card is lovely. I cannot believe you created your butterflies with ALL of those French knots. I would have lost my mind since it is my least favorite stitch to do. Love how they look though.

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