This year I participated in ICAD (Index Card A Day) again, it was my second time. There was a weekly theme with daily prompts. You can find the theme and prompts at DaisyYellow. This year I made 61 cards and 2 extra blind contour drawings.
|All cards for ICAD 2017 with my hand-stitched box.|
Last year I made a nice handbound book for my cards, which I forgot to share here!
|All cards for ICAD 2016 in a handbound book.|
This year I made a hand-stitched cardboard box. It started with the cardboard pieces glued on 2 sheets of scrapbook paper.
When the glue was dry I cut them and glued the remaining paper to the backside.
Polka dots for the outside and stripes for the inside of my box.
|All parts for my cardboard box.|
I used double-sided tape to attach the inside parts to the outside parts. Then it was time to make holes with this pergamano pen and a ruler.
|I made the holes 1/2 cm from the edge and 1/2 cm apart.|
The next step was to embroider all edges with looped edging stitch. It’s a knotted buttonhole variation, that holds it shape after each stitch you make. I used quilting thread for my stitches.
|looped edging stitch|
Then I sewed the parts together with a knot after each whipstitch with the same black quilting thread.
|I wrapped the thread twice around the needle to make a knot.|
I decorated the front of the lid with beads.
|my cardboard box on a few cards|
A closer look at the inside with the lid open.
All cards fit nicely! You can take a closer look at my cards for ICAD 2017 here.
|My cardboard box with 63 cards.|