Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Creating Cards with Fabric

Happy Wednesday and welcome back!  Today I'm featuring a tutorial on the Inky Impressions Inspirational blog on how to create a card using fabric - one of my favorite techniques. 

These are all fabrics on my card today! There are so many pretty and fun patterns in fabric and the texture they provide really make a card special.  Here's how you can create using fabric:

I like to use "Wonder Under", fusible adhesive backing.  Just cut the fabric swatch to the size of your card and diecuts and cut the Wonder Under to match. You can find Wonder Under at any fabric store and the directions for use come with it.

Iron the Wonder Under to the back side of the fabric and let it cool down completely before cutting it with dies or your paper cutter.

Once it has cooled from the ironing, you can diecut the fabric just like you would cardstock.  Here I'm using scallop circle Nesties.  I also used Stampin' Up's Top Note die and for the base panel of the card, I just cut the fabric with my paper cutter.

Once you have the fabric cut, remove the paper backing and then all you have to do is lay it out as desired and iron the pieces together.  I even ironed the assembly to the cardstock and here is how it turned out:

Now it's ready for the image and embellishments.

I've used Inky Impressions rubber stamp called "Lili Bundled Up", brought to life with Copic markers and then cut out and mounted on the card with foam tape. Isn't she just the cutest thing!

I created the flower embellishment out of fabric too - crinoline, tulle, organza and pieces of the fabric scraps I used in the card design. You can even stamp on fabric - the sentiment is stamped with white craft (pigment) ink.  Pieces of the flower were colored to match with Copic markers too.

So that's how you create a card using fabric for a unique look. I hope I've inspired you to give it try!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Joey said...

Sharon this is gorgeous, I just love your colour combo! Joey x

Heide said...

I would of never thought to use the Wonder Under, I am going to have to get some of this stuff! Beautiful colors and cool layout.

Emma F said...

NOW I know why you love fabric just as much as you love paper ... hee hee. This is one gorgeous card, Sharon <3

KarenC Inspired said...

Absolutely LOVE this card. It's so unique. The fabric idea opens up a whole new door of ideas & possibilities!

Thanks for sharing.

Jeannie said...

Wow this looks like fun and I'm going to have to give it a try!

Peace & Luv,