Wanted to share this card with you as another use for the fabric flowers you can cut with the Big Shot! We made this vintage doozie in Incredible Cards Club last week and it is just full of amazing textures.
The card is scored at one and two inches from the left hand edge, folded in on the one inch line, and then the right hand edge is folded over to meet the one inch flap. So the opening is on the left hand side rather than the right. When you put a 1.25x5.5 inch Basic Black strip through the new SAB punch, you get just enough of an overlap to hold the card closed by itself when it is shut. Four Basic Black vintage brads were pierced through the flap before adhering it down with dimensionals.
The card itself is stamped with the Woodgrain background stamp in Soft Suede, and the sentiment from Well Scripted in Basic Black, then sponged heavily to age, first with Soft Suede, then with black, and finally with a thin layer of Encore Gold all over, so the edges have an antique gilt look. Isn't it awesome along the edge of the Scallop Trim punch?
The flower was cut from layers of bronze fabric and fine-gauge black netting, pierced with the Crop A Dile and anchored with a Kraft corduroy button which was aged with sponging as well. The button goes through the flower to a circle punch, which is then used to adhere the flower to the card, so that the backs of the brads don't poke out in the card and be all unsightly on ya.
Inside the card is more sponging and the floral border stamp from Vintage Vogue, so the inside is just as special as the outside. There's lots of space to write in this one, but you could add an additional sentiment if you didn't want to be quite so wordy.
I loved adding fabric to my cards. Look for more samples of this great Flower Folds die for the Big Shot, coming up!
Love it! It would be a fun way to give someone a fabric flower pin. I'll definitely have to file this in my Christmas ideas folder. My friends and I instituted a handmade only gifts policy a couple of years ago to save $$ (and show how much we care). This would be perfect!
I sew and quilt and have been wanting to order the layers flower and now I'm sold!
Posted by: Rachel Kuypers | 01/28/2010 at 12:09 PM
Beautiful! This is amazing, Lyssa!
Posted by: Sara Mattson-Blume | 01/28/2010 at 08:45 PM
this is beautiful Lyssa, love the colors!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex
Posted by: Alexandra Hobson | 01/29/2010 at 05:09 PM