Thursday, June 14, 2012

awesome new technique

 So, I learned a new technique this week on the Papertrey Ink blog for their Make It Monday challenge: Puffed fabric accents.  You will have to check out the video because they explain it so much better than I could, but in short you use a die to create negative space, back the "hole" with fabric and add fun foam as padding, kind of like a quilt.  It is really hard to see in a straight on picture, so the photo below shows what it looks like looking directly down the fold of the card.  See how puffed out the hearts are?  I definitely wanted to try this technique, but hmmm . . . for what.  Then I knew I wanted to use these heart dies that I have yet to show some love.  And so, this Father's Day card for my husband is the result.
 My photography skills not being the greatest, it is a little hard to see the fabric color.  It is a brown and turquoise print which is what I drew the colors of the card from.
 This picture is a close up to show the fabric and the piercing--it makes it look a little more quilt-like.  If you look at the flourish, I also randomly pierced around that.  That corner just needed a little something else.
Here's the inside of the card.  I had a mess up on my first try with the heart die, so I had to make a second one and used the negative space from the first try as a stencil for the little heart behind the sentiment. A happy mistake.

Make it Monday (Papertrey Ink)--puffed fabric accent
Delightful Challenges--for the Boys
C.R.A.F.T. challenge #159--Father's Day
DYSU #76--Boys/Men

Dies: Sweet 'n Sassy heart dies; Verve Charming Oval dies
Stamps: SU! All Year Cheer II  (inside sentiment), Papertrey Ink Damask Designs (front sentiment), Clear Dollar Stamps Elegant Flourishes


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

OH WOW!! This is stunning, just love it hun!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Megan Aaron said...

this is wonderful! I might have to try that technique!

Krafty Kows said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Karen B. said...

This turned out so great!

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us at CRAFTS challenge this week with your fab Father's Day card.

Good luck

Sylvia xx

Sheryl said...

This is fabulous. Love the design and colours.
Good to see you at CRAFT this week. Please join us again next time.
Sheryl xx

WencheP said...

Really a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Pauline said...

Beautifully sweet, and cas in design.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

CraftyMomOf3 said...

Such a lovely CAS creation! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU!!

Crafty Hugs!