Paper: Light and dark purple (Recollections), white (Paper Studios)
Stamp: Happy Birthday (Stampabilities)
Ink: Black (Stampabilities)
Tools: Cutting/Embossing machine (Sizzix Big Kick), Polka-dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Decorative label die (Die-namics), ruler, craft knife.
Embellishments: Wired pink, light purple and white ribbons, clear gemstones, crochet flower
Crochet Flower Tutorial
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
RS – right side
BO – bind off, cast off
Row 1: ch 6, join with a sl st
Row 2: ch 3, 17 dc inside the loop created with the 6 ch, join with the sl st into the 3d ch of ch 3 (18 stitches)
Row 3: ch 3, skip 2 sts, sl st into the next st, repeat until the 18th st (6 loops of 3 ch)
Row 4: sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc in every loop around (6 petals)
Row 5: ch5, insert the hook into the 2nd ch of row 3 skipped chains, from the back (while your flower is still facing you the RS), sl st, ch 5 and repeat, end with a slip st. (6 loops of 5 ch, underneath your first flower)
Row 6: sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc in every loop making 6 petals, sl st to end the row
Row 7: same as row 5, except your sl st goes in the remaining 1st chain of the row 3 skipped chains, end with a sl st (6 loops of 5 ch, underneath your first two flowers)
Row 8: repeat row 6, end with a sl st, BO.
Finished size came to be about 3″ wide.
TipMy tip for today is on how to layer a decorative label. You don't need to have all sizes of labels. You can layer them. Check out the pictures below.
|1. Using a ruler, mark the back of the decorative label|
2. Cut on the lines and paste themunderneath the label to provide a raised effect.
|Please notice that I used a different decorative label from the ones on the pictures that show how to make the layers.|
You can add more layers if you choose to do so.
Thank you for stopping by. Happy crafting!