Thursday, 3 February 2011

Using fabric for a more tricky challenge

One of our challenges this month over at In Love With Stamping is to:

use fabric - not ribbon or flowers, but real fabric in some way

On the down side I found this quite a tough challenge as the techniques I wanted to use would have worked better with ribbon and so I had to rethink how to tackle this one. On the up side I had to go hunting for material and found plenty of stash to use with my new sewing machine just as soon as I cam find some spare time :-)

This is what I came up with:

Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy
Ink: Old Olive
Punch: Butterfly, Jewelry Tag
Other: Flower Brads (Brights)
Non-SU: Fabric

The card blank is an A6 landscape of Old Olive. Fabric was wrapped tightly over a panel of scrap card and secured behind with Sticky Strip. This fabric layer was matted onto Tempting Turquoise card and then Night of Navy. The sentiment and the tag shape were stamped onto Old Olive card with Old Olive ink and punched out with the Jewelry Tag. Two more tags were punched out of Night of Navy Card. A slightly larger panel of Old Olive card had butterfly apertures punched out and was stamped with the foliage spray stamp from Vintage Vogue in Old Olive ink. This was placed over the other layers and secured with the Tempting Turquoise flower brads, with the tags added to the bottom left brad.

The aperture and fabric combination give a great textured feel to the card:

Can't wait to see what you make of this challenge.

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

Pretty fabric from your stash and a great design. X

Emma Harrison said...

lovely card - I like the depth of the fabric and butterfly holes. I've really enjoyed reading the last few posts on your blog. Very inspiring.

Loraine Arderne said...

Beautifull use of the fabric. Gives such great texture and dimension.

Jan said...

Very clever (as usual!!!) the colours are really nice and the fabric is perfect.
Jan x