Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Garden Birthday Revisited

I've bookmarked THIS FABRIC FLOWER TUTORIAL for the longest time.  I want to try my hands on using fabric.  But as you might know, I don't sew.  So I set to find the easiest instructions.  I loved this tutorial when I saw it.  I finally got some fabric with the Twitterpated suite of products, so I thought I'd try.  OK, let me tell you... really, for someone who doesn't sew, and doesn't understand the world and language of sewing, this really took me much longer than it should have.  I mean, isn't it just some quick stitching down one side, then pull the thread, and the flower will automatically gather?  After sleeping on it, I think my problem was I didn't make the flower into multiple layers.  Oh well, it's on the card.

BTW, no, you're not mistaken, I have posted a similar card on the 18th, using Beyond the Garden DSP. I just loved that layout, so why not make a few more cards with it? :)
After the unsatisfying flower, I thought it looked like the paper medallion I have made before.  So I gave the paper medallion another go.  I embossed the Baja Breeze center with the new Adorning Accents embossing folder.
Then, I thought, instead of using the border punch, I'll use the Pleated Satin ribbon.  BTW, have you tried this ribbon yet?  Oh, it's so sumptuous!  Since the ribbon is a bit thick, I didn't want to add more bulk with the medallion on top, so I went back to the daisy cutout.
Still not quite satisfied, I decided to cut the bottom with an edgelit!  Oh, I love the look the edgelit makes!  Then, I thought, why not take it one step further and use the coordinating embossing folder.  WOW! was my thought when I saw it come out of the Big Shot.  Hope you can see the effect in the photo.
I had originally tossed the portion that got cut off into my scrap pile.  But in looking at this card again the next day, I took it back and pasted it on the inside!
So now, when the card is closed, you can't tell there is a decorative edge. But when you open it, this is what you see.  Clever, isn't it?  I was very proud of myself.

Oh!  BTW, I realized something while using the edgelit.  It's probably best if you position the edgelit die PERPENDICULAR to the crank.  The entire thing rolls much smoother through the Big Shot, than if you did it parallel to the crank.  When I did it parallel, it made a terrible noise and it was difficult to crank.  I seriously thought I might actually break my machine when I did it this way.  So, mark my words.  DO NOT RUN THE EDGELITS PARALLEL TO THE BIG SHOT CRANK.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): On Your Birthday
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist
Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Twitterpated DSP
Accessories: Adorning Accents Edgelit die, Adorning Accents embossing folders, Twitterpated Designer Fabric, Scallop Border edge punch, Simply Scored Board, Twitterpated Designer Buttons, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin ribbon, daisy die (non-SU)

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1 comment:

Anne Marie Hile said...

All of these are fantastic! I am loving that Twitterpated paper and that decorative edge detail is awesome. Very pretty! :)

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