Friday, November 12, 2010

Frayed Poinsettia

I’ve been following Jennifer McGuire’s brilliant Thinking Inking series on Two Peas in a Bucket and the challenge this week is to stamp or ink on different surfaces. I picked three fabrics for my different surfaces.

Frayed Poinsettia
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Holly Flourish, Music Background, Scattered Leaves & Three Holiday Trees.

Firstly I used a cream upholstery sample for the background. I white embossed it with the Holly Flourish and applied some antique linen distressed ink. For the poinsettia I used two pieces of fabric – a scrap of patterned fabric for the bottom layer and a piece of plain red fabric stamped with the Music Background for the top layer. I stamped one of the leaves out of the Scattered Leaves set onto a cream fabric.

Frayed Poinsettia

To make the flower and leaf I put two pieces of fabric together and machine stitched around the pattern using a very small zigzag stitch. Then I snipped as close as possible to the stitching without actually cutting into it. I wanted a fuzzy look on the flower\leaf so I just frayed the edges a bit with my nail. The dotty ribbon made me think of snowballs so I added that, some lace, gold beads, twine and a red gem to finish.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Rosemary said...

another brilliant card using fabric heather! just lovely!

Barb said...

LOVE, love, love this, Heather! Wow! It is just gorgeous! Love the music stamped on the poinsettia! Nicely done!

Trinh said...

This is beautiful, Heather! I love the texture of the fabric - definitely a touchy-feely kind of card. Love the gem & the twine on the sentiment too.

CinnamonSally said...

I really love the effect you have achieved here Heather, fantastic use of fabric and I love your music poinsetta.

Dawn said...

Wonderful. You certainly thought outside the square for this card, What a stunning idea to use all that fabric. Love it

walchowDesign said...

What a wonderful design, Heather! Love the stamping on the fabric!

Nancy said...

Oh so beautiful, Heather! Lovely stamping on fabric!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love how you stamped on the fabric and made a poinsettia. Beautiful card!

jintyoo7 said...

WHOA!! Beautiful, the texture of the card must be amazing. Someone is going to be sp lucky to receive this :o)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Heather, I love, love, love this card and I especially love the stamping on the fabric. Fantastic job.

Anne said...

Just amazing and completely gorgeous Heather- the things you create with stamps and fabric just blow me away!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Heather, love this card--it is gorgeous and I love how you stamped on fabric. Great job.

Vera Rhuhay said...

OhMy...this is AMAZING...Heather!!!
I love the Poinsettia you've made! It's GORGEOUS!

Sandie said...

Wow!! LOVE it. Great use of the fabric.

Julie M said...

So lovely, Heather. Such a Christmassy card. I particularly love the flower, so tactile.

Julie

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Beautiful flower, Heather. Hugs.

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