Cards

Sewn Place Cards & Dahlia Holders

By  April Moffatt 

size: 4"x5"

  • Sewn Place Cards & Dahlia Holders

Materials

  • Pink burlap
  • Floral print paper
  • Kreinik 9400 Baby Blue #8 Braid Thread
  • Polyform Premo! Sculpey Oven-Bake Clay: Wasabi, Blush, White

Tools

  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: White Wash, Flamingo, Petal Pink; Duraclear Satin Varnish
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Crafter’s Clay Starter Kit
  • Scalloped-edge rotary cutter and self-healing mat
  • Disappearing ink fabric pen
  • Hot glue gun and sticks

Basic Supplies

  • sharp knife or clay blade, small paintbrush, clay-dedicated baking sheet, oven
  • 1. Use scalloped-edge rotary cutter and self-healing mat to cut 3-1/2"x4-1/2" rectangle from floral scrapbook paper and 2-1/2"x3-1/2" rectangle from pink burlap. Mat burlap onto floral paper and use running stitch to hand-sew together with Baby Blue braid. Write desired name on tag with disappearing pen. Use sewing machine and zigzag stitch to embroider name.
  • 2. Work clay with hands until soft and pliable. Press small piece of Blush clay into smaller cherry blossom flower mold; cut away excess from flower edges. Press small amount of Wasabi clay into smaller leaf mold; cut away excess clay from leaf edge. Press large amount of White clay into large dahlia mold; cut away excess. Using knife or clay blade, cut slice halfway through center of dahlia at slight angle (for holder). Bake all pieces following manufacturer's instructions. Let cool.
  • 3. For dahlia, paint entire holder (3:1) mixture of White Wash + Petal Pink for pale pink color. Let dry. Shade base of each petal Flamingo. For cherry blossom, paint center of flower pale pink mixture; feather edges of paint outward. Let dry. Paint center of flower Flamingo; feather edges outward into pale pink mixture. Let dry.
  • 4. Adhere cherry blossom and leaf to tag using glue gun. Insert tag into slit in holder.