Penquin (Anne Hickley) made me a beautiful Panda card for the holiday exchange. For some reason I was stuck on the idea of a Poinsettia. You may have already seen it on the Forum.
I made one for myself last year to hang as a decoration and wanted to do another. Of course, making a card became more complicated than I had anticipated. But I enjoyed making it.
I started out making thin red prefelt and cut out 5 or 6 layers of different sizes, putting plastic wrap between each layer leaving a hole in the center so they’d all felt together. I had some green for the leaves and laid those underneath. Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures before I felted them. But here is the flower after felting with beads for the center.
I stitched each petal and leaf.
Then I felted a white background with some sparkly fabric for a snowy effect.
Now it was time to put it all together. I used stabilizer on the back of the sparkly piece and sewed the flower on by hand.
Then the fun part was putting them together using the blanket stitch.
I’m happy Penguin enjoyed it and hope everyone is ready for the holidays!