Monday, August 3, 2009

Fabric Trends

I am seeing more and more fabric showing up on paper creations and I love it! This card has incredible texture IRL....wish a photo could show that all to you!

I started with my sticky back canvas and cut it into a large circle. I also cut out the bird using a Spellbinder die and some of my favorite Michael Miller fabric.
Tip: Run your die through your machine a couple of times when cutting fabric to make sure all the little edges are cut. Don't worry if it frays a little, it adds to the texture and character of the bird.

I positioned my bird on the canvas circle and then stamped the sentiment in embossing ink. Covered both the bird and the circle with embossing powder and heat set. I then removed the bird and used Claudine Hellmuths' Studio paints to paint my canvas (I used the modern red color...perfect with the turquoise of my bird). The embossing resisted the paint. I peeled off the back of the sticky back canvas and adhered it to a vanilla layer of cardstock and then trimmed the cardstock to size. This is a standard sized card.
Add the bird back (lining it up with the sentiment) and the fun felt branch leftovers from yesterday's card.
The button with the single hole worked great for the "eye" as well.
A little bit of decorative stitching and that is it! I loved the bold handmade nature this card gives.
Here are all the product details:
Big Inspiration (Mona Lisa Moments) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Versamark (Tsukineko)
Vanilla, Suede Brown Dark (Prism)
Sticky Back Canvas (Claudine Hellmuth)
Studio Paint (Claudine Hellmuth), Clear Embossing Powder, Fabric (Michael Miller), Button, Felt Branch (Prima), Bird Die (Spellbinders), Sewing


leenda said...

L-O-V-E I-T!

Conniecrafter said...

so cute, love this idea, need to get my fabrics out for some inspiration!

Toni said...

love it!!! i have a chipboard bird i will need to try this.
thanks for the inspiration.