1. Prepare your materials to make your card
2 pieces of thick paper (between 180g and 240g)
1 pattern (pattern prepared)
1 spool of thread (I use cotton for embroidery)
1 soft backing to pierce the paper (I use polystyrene)
1 piercing tool (1 needle in half a cork of wine)
1 washitape or scotch tape that does not stick too much
2. You have printed the pattern and cut the paper to the size you want for your card.
3. Hold both in place with washitape (paper tape).
4. Pierce the paper by perforating on the black dots.
5. Check that you have drilled all the holes.
6. Remove the template and turn over the perforated paper.
7. With a pencil, connect the holes to rewrite the pattern. This will prevent you from getting lost when passing the wire from one hole to another.
8. Take your needle. Take 30 cm of wire. Pass it through the needle. We always start the card on the reverse side. This is where we tie the thread with a piece of washitape.
9. When you are on a pattern like a word, start by tracing the outlines with the thread, doing above and below. Then you go back to complete the route.
10. Everybody makes mistakes. Here, you risk making knots. It does not matter. You just have to be careful that they stay on the back of the card. You can even put on a piece of washitape to prevent them from bothering you.
Be careful not to pull too hard on the thread to avoid tearing the paper.
11. Now that the outlines are done, you will be able to fill the pattern as you wish. The only imperative is not to go beyond the contours.
- Once the last thread is glued, you can cut out a larger paper than the one you embroidered. Glue the two papers together to make the card.
For a matter of taste, you can round off the angles.
This type of card never reaches its destination if it is not put in an envelope.