Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fabric...what can I do with Fabric?

Well my mom is a quilter, and it drives her crazy that I can't seem to do anything with sewing. It's bad, and I mean bad. So anyways, a few years ago, she gave me a bag of her scraps to experiment with using fabric on cards. I hadn't done much with it, but in honor of her birthday I decided to give it a try. Since Cricut supposedly can cut fabric I thought I would give it a try. I had difficulty with plain one piece of fabric, and there was no way that I would be able to cut with the seams that are in this fabric scrap, so I had to come up with another idea. With the double stick fusible webbing on the back of the fabric, I used my Cricut markers and low pressure setting on the Cricut, and drew this butterfly on the back of the fabric, and then cut it out by hand. Not the best method, but at least I knew that it wouldn't ruin my blade. I also used the Versamark Dazzle ink pad and stamped butterflies all over the yellow (Lemon Tart from Papertrey Ink). I also used a Cuttlebug embossing border on the side, and decided that I liked the reverse side the best. I used my ribbon hole punch and tied some delicate pink ribbon into a bow to mirror the butterfly. Needless to say, my mom was impressed that I finally did something with fabric!

1 comment:

  1. I love your 'fabric'-card!!! Great idea!

    Sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)