A first attempt with fabric ... and a new technique with lots o' glue (glots!) and rosettes. Let me set the stage though, before we meet our card.
Terri treated me to a "bag" class where we made fabric grocery or tote bags at a local quilt shop. The class was so much fun, and I really enjoyed it. I purchased some fabric after the class to use for rosettes, which was a technique I learned from a video by Melissa of The Rubber Cafe. I just knew I could blend all these things together for a little thank you card for Terri!
Here is the card:
For the fabric rosette, I laid down a big blob of glue on parchment paper and let it "dry" overnight. It dries clear but remains tacky. I cut a strip of fabric, about 2 or 2-1/2" wide, and about 18" long. I tied a knot in the selvage end, stuck it down in the middle of the dry/tacky glue glob, and started twisting the fabric and tamping it down into the glue blob and wound the fabric around and around, moving to the outer edge. I kept going until I ran out of fabric, or glue glob space, whichever came first! At the very end, I tucked about one inch of fabric under the glue glob to help hold it in place. I peeled off the glue glob from the parchment paper, and stuck it down on my card base. For more detailed directions, check out Melissa's video here.
I made a small card from yellow cardstock (maybe about 3" square, when folded), and added a dashed border Lawn Fawn's Belinda's Borders stamp set. I also tossed on a sentiment from Many Thanks set as well, and cut around it, then adhered it to the card.
I enjoyed trying out a new technique, and using some gorgeous fabric! I think I am addicted to fabric now :) And, I just wanted to tell Terri thanks for the great afternoon, and the fun we had making our cool new bags!
Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!