Step 21: Be careful when inserting into the envelope
When you are ready to put your card into the envelope, be careful to lift the edge of the envelope so that it does not get caught under the edge of th...
This is a Valentine's Day card with a woven, two-color Celtic Heart Knot on the front, each color coming in from opposite sides to represent the two people in a relationship. This card was inspired by and adapted from the Celtic Heart Knot video presented by J. D. Lenzen of FusionKnots.com. He has an excellent video on his Tying It All Together Youtube channel, showing how to tie this knot with a single rope. I recommend watching this video to see the knot in action before trying to tie the knot on the card. This is his video tutorial:
1 8 1/2" x 11" white cardstock
1 4 1/2" x 7" white cardstock
1 4 5/8" x 7 3/16" black cardstock
1 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" white envelope
1 48" - 62" red 550lb paracord
1 48" - 62" black 550lb paracord
1 safety pin
1 black pen or marker
Step 2: Remove core strands from paracord
Remove the seven strand core from both the black and red paracord lengths. These strands are most likely going to be conspicuously sticking out of one or the other end of your paracord. If your paracord ends happen to be singed to prevent fraying, you may want to cut off half an inch or so to expose the core strands. If you still can't see them, try rubbing the cord in between your fingers, or sliding the whole length between your fingers. The white strands will peak out at some point. Pull these until they are all the way out. Discard the strands or use them in some other capacity.
Step 3: Iron paracord lengths
Iron both the black and red paracord lengths until as flat as they'll go. Since the paracord is made out of nylon and can melt, you will want to use a fairly low iron setting. I successfully used the #2 (for nylon/silk) and #3 (for polyester/rayon) settings on my iron.