Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fabric, Anyone?

Happy Saturday! Did you watch those Packers today? What a great game!

Last night on Splitcoast, the inspiration challenge was posted early. When I checked it out, I knew immediately that I wanted to dig into my fabric stash and use some on my card. I wasn't able to get to it until this evening, but that is exactly what I did. I took a pair of scissors down to the basement and just looked for a few small pieces that from memory might resemble some of the inspiration picture. I figured it really didn't matter if the prints were similar or not - it was the fact that my inspiration was to use fabric. Since the pieces were wrinkled, I had to pull out my iron and press them, so they would lay flat on the card. I just small squares or rectangles freehand, so that they would fit side by side across the card.

Now for the stamping part of the card, I used flowers from Simply Said, stamped in black stazon on soft sky card stock and colored with various markers. Then I cut a piece of garden green for grass and trimmed the top with deckle scissors. Above the flowers, I drew a curved line for a clothes line, glued all the pieces of fabric down, and drew in the clothespins. I used Snap Stamps to make the sentiment and added a bit of faux stitching - you can't have fabric on a card and no stitching, right?

stamps: simply said (SU), snap stamps (Karen Foster)
ink: jet black stazon, basic black, various markers
paper: soft sky, garden green
other: fabric scraps, deckle scissors

Thanks for stopping by.


bensarmom said...

Melody, this is sooooooo very cute.

Jennie Skaggs said...

i love is gorgeous and such a "fresh" idea. Jennie