Monday, January 13, 2014

Cards with waxed fabric accents

I have had this piece of waxed fabric on my desk since I created it and made these cards.  You can click here or on the wax crayon label and see the others I have created as well.
I managed to make five cards!!  For the first one I layered several colours of cardstock strips to make a layer onto which I stitched my three inch square of waxed fabric.  I trimmed their ends diagonally, paper pierced the edges, added a ribbon and adhered this element to a green card front.  My greeting is a laser printed punchie, layered onto a scalloped oval (SU) and adhered to the card using 3D foam tape.
The next two cards are similar.  I embossed the bottom edge of the card front, added an embossed strip with some ribbon and stitched on my waxed fabric square.  On the left, I added my greeting as I stitched and on the right I added a gold cord on the ribbon and adhered a layered greeting over it.
For these two I cut my waxed fabric into small rectangles which I stitched to a coordinating layer.  I added a layered greeting and ribbon on the left one. On the right one, I added a cardstock strip which I embossed with a stitching embossing folder (CB), border punched the bottom edge (SU) and added a layered silk flower accent.

Very happy with my cards.  I will be sending two of them out to my partners for my Canadian Card exchange for January.   When I was taking photos I realized that #1 and #2 would work very well in the portrait format by simply rotating the greeting!!  It never even occurred to me to do them differently but that is the joy of taking another look sometimes!!