Monday, May 9, 2011

Dual Purpose Card

It was really nice to go to spin class tonight and work off some of the cheesecake that I consumed this weekend. :P

Tonight, I wanted to find a use for a fabric flower that I had on my desk. Initially, I was going to submit it for the CARDS challenge this week, but then when I finished the card and read the challenge more carefully, I realized that you were supposed to use the tutorial that they referenced to create the fabric flower instead of creating any fabric flower. Oops. I guess it pays to pay attention to these types of details. I used my hot glue gun to adhere some felt and a pin on the back of the fabric flower to create a brooch. Now the card can include a sentiment AND a present. Check out them multi-tasking skillz! Next time I want to try creating a similar card with a fabric flower magnet, instead of a fabric flower pin. I think the recipient might damage the card in an effort to detach the pin. There must be a better way to do this. But I think it turned out nicely for a first try. Oh, I used some mini glue dots to temporarily stick the fabric to the card so that brooch didn't wobble around.

Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Blackbird, Prussian Blue, Warm Green, Wisteria. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen.
Stamps: K&Company- AB Lotus Greeting Stamps (flower, butterfly), K&Company- AB Lotus Floral Stamps (leaves), Fiskars- Friendship Garden (sentiment), Stampendous (music score)
Paper: American Crafts- Merrymint
Foam adhesive: Thermoweb


Jen W. said...

Love the layered stamping and that flower is gorgeous!

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