Friday, June 10, 2011

{TCPTUES162} Fur & Fabric

Hey everyone- I'm back from a few days off from stamping! I was wiped from MFT previews and have been cleaning my stamping room to make room for the blowup mattress bed thats going up tonight...we have company for the weekend for my son and DH's birthday party, so the spare room and stamp room will be occupied! This is going to be a quick post, I have to make a  batman cake this morning and then busy busy busy!!
So the challenge from Julie this week was to use fabric on your card...totally fun, right?? I had a bit of a plan forming in my head right from the get-go, but this was another one of those cards that takes control and you have no idea what you're going to be left with at the end!! I wanted to make a denim/fabric flower embellie that could be clipped off the card and used as a brooch, hair/hat clip or whatever, which I did. But soon realized it was waayyyyy to big for the card. So I made a second, smaller embellie and attached that to my card and kept the big flower on its own. With me?
Here is a pic of them together:

A little bit of info for you:
I used PJ from the set 'A Cuppa' and the sentiment from 'Toni's Tea Set'. In place of the steam line coming off of Pj's cup, I ran a line of glue and applied tiny twinkle rhinestones (painful, but a nice touch). I used an assortment of fabrics for my project: (1)denim for the flowers, apron, and on the card as a border, using the Icing Cutup die.  (2)Cord on the apron and cut for the center part of the clip flower using the smallest of the Easy Rosette cutup die. (3) SU cotton fabric on the flowers, and (4) hot pink netting on the card (pleated using score tape) and the center of the flowers (hand cut). Plus the SU dp has a material/ sewing pattern theme, so I thought that was kinda fun! I also used 3 different ribbons and trim.... And the brads are fabric!
Looking at it hurts the eyes a bit (I think I went overkill on this one)'s pretty gawdy, but sometimes thats okay if you're in the mood for the 'more is more' project! lol!!

If you are interested in how I made my flowers, just leave a comment and I'll put together a photo tutorial early next week!! It's super easy and only requires a gluegun- NO SEWING!!

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Karen Motz said...

This has so much texture...I just wanna touch it!! And I LOVE the fabric apron.

Cynthia said...

I am seeing even more gorgeous details here, Jenny! I love all of the various textures and the fabric flower is adorable!

Lori said...

Your flower brooch is fabulous, Jenny! Love the matching one on the card and the adorable denim apron, too.