Monday, February 21, 2011

Pulling out some fabric

The sketch at Unscripted sketches for this week has a piggyback challenge to it - use fabric on your project. 
Now I buy fabric to use on cards because I absolutely love walking through quilt stores but then I tend to just put them away and not make the effort to make them work. This week was the week to pull out one of those pieces that is covered with little tea pots. 
Here is a close-up of the little tea pot that I cut out of the fabric piece.  I needed to decide how I was going to attach this to my card so I tried something new. I applied some Mod Podge to a piece of white cardstock and then pressed the cut out tea pot over the paper. I gently pressed the two together. Let me tell you, this worked PERFECT! It stiffened the fabric just right. I added it to my card with Scrap Dots by Helmar.  I added a small piece of rose ribbon to one of the sections of my card and so I had different levels. The Scrap Dots is like thick glue and it allows you to add something that has dimension similar to pop dots.
This is my Card Postioning Systems card for this week.  The scallop circle piece is cut from a piece of We R Memory Keepers paper, just right to fit the sketch. 
I used a little shaped label by K&Co and added a little bit of extra color to it with stamp pads. The flower is one of my newest purchases, a Prima flower.
Now for some pics...
We were in Oregon recently and when we are close enough, we always have to take a little trip to see Multnomah Falls. That spot is just gorgeous any  time of the year.  It was COLD and I was surprised at how much of the water coming down the falls was frozen. What a beautiful sight.
 All of that white is frozen water. 
 There was a smaller creek and I loved how many icicles I found.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned Papers – Sweet Nectar/K&Co.
Mod Podge/Plaid
Rose Ribbon – American Crafts
Scrap Dots – Helmar
Rub-on sentiment - BasicGrey
Self adhesive Pearls – Queen & Co.


Cardstock – Chocolate Box/Core’dinations
Patterned paper- Maple Grove collection/We R Memory Keepers
Clearsnap Fluid chalk stamp pads
Tag – K&Co.
Flower – Prima
Rub-on sentiment - BasicGrey


  1. what a great idea using fabric on cards!! Your cards are great!!

  2. That teapot card is adorable. Great idea to add fabric.

    Your CPS card is so pretty. Great flower.

    The frozen waterfall is amazing.

    (As to your comment on my blog, you really should go see True Grit. Hallee's performance is really remarkable and since she's kind of a should support her. Be prepared to close your eyes a few times. Just warning you.)

  3. That tea pot is stunning!
    The waterfall, well... , can this winter be over yet? lol

  4. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee those cards!! That little teapot is AWESOME! I love love love love love those photos too! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. lovin that teapot linda. what a great idea. youve inspired me to give that modge podge a try as well. gorgeous.

  6. Gorgeous cards and pics!! LOVIN' that teapot!!!

  7. Really gorgeous cards, I love that little teapot! And oh my, those pictures....I'm so jealous you got to be there in person, it's like a fantasy wonderland!

  8. Love, love your cards! That fabric teapot is fantastic, and I love your CPS card, too! I can never pick a favorite because everything you make is gold!
    Love the waterfall photos. What a fun place to visit.