Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Cardmaking with fabric

Look, there’s SEWING on this card! What? Not impressed? I really think you should be because sewing does not come at all easily to me and yes, yes, I know that all I did was a running stitch through a length of crochet trim, a couple of stitches to hold it together and sew a button on but, to me, that is quite the challenge.

I made a few of these, with various changes as I played around, for some crafty friends who did a VERY nice thing for me a week or so ago. I wanted to thank them in the appropriate manner, so made some cards using the new Twitterpated fabric, which I hadn’t opened  before and now absolutely love.

I applied Big Shot Multipurpose adhesive sheets (p122) to the fabric, then ran it through the Big Shot using the new Elegant Bird die (love this!). I left off the wing as I thought it might distract from the rest of the card.

That’s when I discovered that I could only stick the card to a completely flat surface so, if I did it again, I would stick the fabric to a piece of cardstock, too.

Then I finished off the cards using Twitterpated fabric and various embellishments. On this one there’s the much-to-be-admired crochet rosette. Below you’ll see a similar card with the addition of some Bordering on Romance flowers.

The card below with the embossed background is the first one I made, and the one that presented the problems with the fabric, so I stuck the Twitterpated bird to a bird made of felt to absorb all the lumps and bumps.

Stamps: Curly Cute, Bordering on Romance
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (Twitterpated features Riding Hood Red but I’ve run out)
Paper: Twitterpated
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Bird Die, Polka Dots embossing folder, Twitterpated Designer Fabric, Filigree brads, Crochet Trim, Twitterpated Buttons, Scallop Edge Punch, Basic Pearls

All products by Stampin’ Up!®

1 comment:

  1. These are wonderful and your rosette is beautiful! I have tons of fabric and rarely use it(same sewing issues), but the sewing on this is right in line with my abilities!!


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