So, I'm almost at 200, and just a little FYI, I 'll probably be feeling a little generous in my 200th post ;)
Finally, here is the fun card I've been talking about! I wanted to challenge myself to use fabric on a card, and knew I wanted to do something I personally hadn't seen done before. I have to say it's a wee bit time consuming, but so worth the effort I think!
So, to start I cut out a piece of pink fabric, and machine stitched it to a piece of cardstock, then sewed a grid pattern, in the hopes of looking like a quilt or something.
It was much too flat for my liking. So I flipped it over, and used an exacto knife to cut X's into each square. I figured I would stuff them from behind to make it more "poofy". It was then really easy to stuff small squares of fleece into the pockets I'd made.
This picture is after I'd stuffed the fleece in. I just used an embossing tool to push it in. I had bought some cute pink fleece years ago when I was pregnant with Isaiah, and hoped to make something for my little girl. LOL.. 2 boys later I've given up on the fleece ;)
Here is what the front looked like after stuffing. I wish I'd taken a "before" stuffing picture, but really it was just flat fabric, nothing interesting. After stuffing, I also taped over the X's so it would sit flatter and attach to a card base.
AAAAaaaaaand, my favorite part, the finished card!!!
Fabric: Amy Bradley Designs
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Round Letter Stickers: Pink Paislee
Border Stickers: Doodlebug
Element Stickers: Doodlebug
Stick Pins: Maya Road
Pearls: Kaiser Crafts
Ink: Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick)
Things I would do differently next time is attach the fleece to the cardstock and THEN sew the fabric over it. Would have saved some time stuffing in the fleece.
I really never know where I'm going when I start a card. It is really rare that I use sketches, or pull products before hand. I truly just go with the flow. Once I had the fabric base done it was about 10 more min to finish up the card. Usually my mojo takes longer than that though ;)
Hope that's a little bit of insight into how I go about crafting...