Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fabric Card & Pastel Christmas Tree Set

One of my favourite Christmas stamps from this year is Shari's Tree No. 3. When I first saw it it made me think of a Christmas tree that could be appliquéd onto a quilt. So out came the fabrics and I ended up using them for the whole card front, with some card used as backing for a bit of firmness.

Fabric Christmas card
Stamp (Hero Arts) - Shari's Tree No. 3

I stamped the tree on fabric, added another layer of fabric at the back, and stitched the outline using a machine. After cutting out the tree I gently frayed the edges back to the stitching and added some buttons. For the background I used a white fabric with a white design and the "snow" is a piece of batting. A piece of red fabric was used for the card front. After die cutting both of these pieces I also gently frayed them around the edges to give a fuzzy look.

As I had the tree stamp out, I decided to go ahead and make another card by stamping on various pieces of pastel coloured card. In the end as I had to stamp four trees anyway, I made a set of cards changing the sentiments on each.

Pastel Christmas Trees
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Shari's Tree No. 3, Very Merry Christmas & Special Delivery

I die cut the kraft panel pieces, stamped the tree on them and then added some stitching.

Merry Pastel Christmas Tree

After that I embossed the sentiments and lightly applied white ink around the edges.

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I paper pieced the trunks and popped the branches up on foam pads for dimension.

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For the background I embossed snowflake panels.

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I can't believe I made five cards today - must be a record for me, lol! I'm submitting these cards into the current Hero Arts Challenge (A Few of my Favourite Things category as I love stamping on fabric and also love paper piecing) as well as Simon Says Stamp's Anything Goes Challenge.

9 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

You have been busy today Heather, love that tree stamp and you have used it to perfection!

Dawn Turley said...

absolutely gorgeous Heather. Love your fabric tree and your set of the pastel trees is lovely.

Deirdre said...

Fun - love it Heather.

Trinh said...

You do wonders with fabric, Heather! And the pastel cards are a fun change up from traditional colors.

Emily Leiphart said...

Super cute cards, Heather! I love the felt version as well as your entire set. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Heather :-) I love the fabric one especially , such a brilliant idea and so beautiful too :-)
Congratulations ! You have won the $50 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ! :-)

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Trinh said...

Woo hoo, lucky girl, you get to go on a shopping spree at SSS! Congratulations & happy shopping!

Lin said...

Heather, just a little note to let you know you are the winner this week over at Simon Says Stamp! How on earth did I miss these lovelies! Love them all, but the one stamped on fabric is truly a winner - congrats!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh my goodness, Heather - just love what you've been doing with Shari's tree stamp, especially the fabric one! Such fun!!

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