Friday, July 22, 2011

Remember that fabric? An autumn card...

Hello Everybody!

Remember this cool fabric I got at the thrift store a few weeks ago?  I made a great card with it, and I will show you how!

Normally, I like to use the 5.5 X 4 inch cards from Michaels.  But I wanted to make sure my fabric would have show up so I used the 6.5 X 5 inch card instead. 
So I cut a burnt orange piece of Bazzill cardstock to fit my card.

Then I glue it on the front of my card.

I cut a yellow piece of cardstock out.  I picked colors based on my material and what I felt looked good.  Measurements are not something that I am particularly good at.  I am that person that "eyeballs it."  So I cut the yellow piece to be 5 3/4 X 4 1/4. 

Then I adhered a strip of my fabulous material (about an inch wide) to the yellow paper.  I used regular tape to stick it to the back of the yellow piece.

Using glue dots, I adhered the yellow block to my orange card.  I centered it on top of the orange. 

A year or two ago I got these felt leaves from Joann's.  They have this great little section before you check out with $1 stamps and things.  They usually put the out early--so if you see something that catches your eye, you better get it.  It might not be there later!

These leaves have adhesive on the back already, but I like to reinforce them with some more glue.

I lined the leaves along the inside fabric boarder.  I could've omitted the leaves, but it's so much more fun to add stuff!  Plus, your recipient gets to experience texture, and I think that is fun.

Here I add my sentiment.  I have had these letters for a couple of years, and unfortunately, I can't remember what brand the stickers are.  If you know, let me know, and I will post it.  You may can still get them (I can't remember how long I have had them).

This is my finished card.  I love it!  But what if you chose to decorate the leaves...

I added some glitter glue (Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink Distress Stickles Antique Linen).  Let it dry for a while!

Looks nice, but I like the leaves in their pure state.  So my decorated leaf will come up somewhere else, I'm sure!  Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...


Anonymous said...

I really like this one... How did you put the stickers on straight, do you just eyeball it or draw a line? Maybe if I get started now I will have a few ready to send out by fall!

Katy said...

I'm so glad you liked this! I eyeballed the stickers, but I lightly put them on because I did have a few adjustments. Then once I like the lettering, I press them down for permanancy.

Good luck on your cards!

Khandrogos said...

Katy amkes all of our cards and I can say our friends always look forward to getting them in the mail.

dr.jaya said...

This is lovely..