Four Leaf Clover Card
by Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler
Use heart dies to create a four leaf clover shaped card.
- Heart-shaped die or template
- Die cutting machine
- Ink & stamps to decorate each panel (Distress inks & Memory Box stamps used here)
- Ribbon - about 1 yard
- Hole punch
- Upholstery needle (optional)
Decorate cardstock as desired, in preparation for cutting out 4 heart panels.
Use dies or a heart shaped template to cut out 4 identical hearts. Decorate the back side of each heart, if desired.
Punch 4 holes in 2 of the hearts as indicated. These hearts will be placed to the center.
In the remaining 2 hearts, punch only 2 holes to the inside, lining up with the holes punched in the 2 middle hearts.
Embellish the heart panels as desired.
Cut about a yard of ribbon. Thread and weave the ribbon between each panel to lace the hearts together, as shown in the diagram, leaving about a 12" tail.
To tie a bow closure to the front of the card, add a 3rd hole on the 2 bottom hearts and thread ribbons through to the front.
Tape ribbon ends or use an upholstery needle to ease insertion of ribbon through the holes.
Complete the lacing and adjust the ribbon as needed to center it in the panels.
Tie a bow to secure the card shape and set it up for display. Trim ribbon ends. Additional ribbons may be added to embellish, if desired.
Lightly heat the ribbon ends in a flame to prevent fraying.
Embellish and complete the project.