Sunday, 1 February 2009

Fabric flower

Here's a card we made at Stamp Club last week. I wanted to show the Big Shot in action and thought it would be fun to use it on something besides paper. I went to the local fabric store and got some pretty floral fabric and Heat & Bond and we used that. You apply the Heat & Bond to the fabric according to manufacturer's directions, and then run the whole thing through the Big Shot. You could also apply it to chipboard before you cut it out, if you wanted some extra dimension. The leaves are cut similarly, with a green fabric from the same line as the floral. You could use fabric from your stash if you have suitable scraps. I only had Christmas fabrics after my pre-move purge, so I had to go get some. (If only all 'chores' were as much fun as a trip to the fabric store!)

The backdrop is Sahara Sand and Elegant Eggplant, and the card is mounted on Lavender Lace. The floral fabric had a gold flower very similar to the single flower in Eastern Blooms, so that flower got stamped in Encore gold on the card base. I also showed the ladies the trick of heat setting the Encore with the iron, to avoid smearing. The sentiment is stamped in eggplant and mounted on ovals (punched). The flower centre is one of the flower punches from Boho Blooms, punched in brushed gold cardstock.

This card was quick to put together, and the shimmer and texture add a lot of interest. I'm looking forward to trying other shapes and textures as my collection of dies expands.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies Stampin' Up: Stamps: Eastern Blooms, All Holidays; Ink: Encore gold, Elegant Eggplant; Paper: Sahara Sand, Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant; Other: Bigz die (Flower Layers with Leaf), punches - Boho Blooms, Large Oval, Small Oval, fabric (Kimono Prints by Wilmington Prints), Heat & Bond.


  1. This is gorgeous! I can't wait to see J's in person!! (Assuming she hasn't given it out yet! Wish I had a special occasion coming up soon!)

  2. Very creative Karen! Your card turned out lovely.
    Hugs, Danielle