Thursday, June 04, 2009

Got Fabric?

The challenge for today at 365 Cards is to use fabric on your cards (but it cannot be ribbon, etc., it must be actual fabric). So, today is not my normal DT day for 365 Cards, so I get to cheat again! (You will learn this about me...I love to break the rules!) These cards ARE fabric, but they are not brand new cards for this challenge. I made them both for a fabric challenge I hosted at CropStop a month or so ago.

For this card, I attached the yellow fabric to a sheet of white cardstock using the Xyron. Then I embossed the fabric with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The fabric had a sort of brown "distress" look to it, but after embossing, I rubbed more brown ink onto it.

Here is a better shot of the embossing. I printed the sentiment off the computer. I am in love with my computer-generated sentiments!

Here is a shot of the flower I made by cutting paper with scallop dies (Spellbinders Nesties). I cut some scraps of Basic Grey and some old sheet music. I added a chipboard "washer" and a brad. If you love my flower, you need to get in on the next flower swap over at CropStop! (Check the Swap folder of the Message Board.) If you ARE in that swap, this is the style of flowers you'll be getting from me.

This next card also has fabric for the background. I purchased a bunch of quilting quarters at Joann Fabrics. (Don't ask why! I don't even sew!) This cranberry paisley was one of the fabrics in my stash. I used the Xyron to attach it to the background paper, then added a bunch of vintage looking items. The "ladies" were cut from some Graphic 45 paper.


I did another computer-generated sentiment.


Check out the stickpin. It's K&Company and has been in my stash for about 5 years! This card was published in the June issue of Scrapbooking.com Magazine.
Thanks for stopping by today!

12 comments:

  1. I loved you emboss in fabric

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  2. These are both amazing and you know I am loving that Graphic 45 paper card.

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  3. AWESOME!! embossing fabric makes it look fantastic! thanks for the ideas :D

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  4. FABulous, FABulous, FABulous!!!

    hugs, Karen Lee

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  5. What super cards Gloria!!

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  6. wow. Such a cool technique and I love the bright yellow! fabulous!

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  7. you crack me up with your "cheating" confessions! :D these are beautiful! i never thought to put fabric on cardstock and THEN emboss it - how ingenious!

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  8. Fantastic cards, love the idea of attaching the fabric to cardstock and embossing it.
    Hugs
    Fi

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  9. wow, wow, and wow, there were 3 cards right, and wow to all 3. I love the way you embossed the fabric, fantastic idea, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations

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  11. LOVE the "well behaved" card! What font did you use for "delight" in the first card?

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  12. Oh!! It's fabulous!! Joann Fabrics provides really interesting stuff!! I like to shop at here!!

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