When I saw that the Splitcoast Ways to Use It challenge today was Fabric, I knew I *had* to play today!! I just love fabric. I have an extensive fabric collection (along with a large stash of buttons) and I love using it on cards. One of the easiest ways to use it is my favorite: stitching on swatches in place of DP. Here's what I came up with:
The colors, so perfect for a feminine birthday card, were inspired by the new Play Date Cafe challenge. I searched through my fabrics until I found this great swirly "pink lemonade" fabric, a favorite design left from my Sew Sweet Bags days of sewing fabric totes and handbags.
The card was super easy (and quick) to put together, partly because I already had a 5" x 5" card ready and waiting with this so saffron designer paper already attached. The no-coloring-required stamped image, from Papertrey Ink's Blooming Button Bits, was super quick. All I had to do was find my favorite buttons and glue them on!! After stitching down the fabric, I frayed all the edges, attached a bow and sentiment, and I was done. Yay!
- Splitcoast Ways to Use It: WT293, Fabric
- The Play Date Cafe: PDCC52
- Card Patterns: Sketch 86 (I created my three background panels with zig-zag stitching on the fabric.)
- Tuesday Taggers: Nursery Rhymes. I was inspired by the line in Strawberry Fair that goes "Singing, singing, buttercups and daisies"
- Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Blooming Button Bits
Paper: SU whisper white, SU so saffron DP, MFP sparkle finish pink CS, The Paper Company peach CS
Ink: Palette noir black, Palette water lily green
Accessories: SU modern label punch, CM corner roudner punch, sewing machine, Bow-Easy, satin ribbon, foam tape, buttons from my stash, cotton decorator fabric
Techniques: fabric, machine stitching