Saturday, March 12, 2011

Am I blue?

No, not really, but this card sure is! I had fun with this one, especially since I've been sick all week. Again... Anyway, the challenge at Our Creative Corner this week is to use fabric on our cards or projects. I confess, I'm not big into using fabric - before I had kids, I dabbled in quilting a little, and I really do LOVE fabric - but it's not something I've really incorporated into my cards. So I was glad to have a good reason to try it out.


My idea was to create a ruffle trim with some of the SU Springtime Vintage fabric. I have to say - the fabric is wonderful and I wish I knew enough about sewing to make something with the rest of it! To make my ruffle I applied a length of Sticky Strip to a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and just laid the fabric across the panel, gathering it into a ruffle as I went. No sewing required! I put a panel of Not Quite Navy card stock on top, trimmed out with the scallop ribbon border punch. My flower is from Friends 24-7 - I know I used this a couple weeks ago, and it was still out on my stamping table and just called to me for this card... It's stamped in NQN and colored with Baja Breeze marker. I cut and embossed with my Nestabilities and then added piercing in the scallops to match the punched trim. Some distressing and sponging, along with crochet trim and a Tiny Tag punched sentiment (tied on with embroidery floss) finished off this sweet little vintage card.

We'd love to have you play along with us this week - go dig out some fabric and get your creative juices flowing! And be sure you visit the OCC blog to see what the rest of the team created this week. I promise you'll be glad you did!

7 comments:

Tasha said...

Such a pretty card Lori, i love te ruffled lace and the fab shades of blue
love tasha xx

Vicki B. said...

Beautiful, love your "blue" card!!! Hope you are feeling better!!!

Sarah Gough said...

So pretty! I love the ruffle. Hope you feel better soon!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

So sorry you've been sick again, Lori. I hope you are feeling better now! Your card is lovely - the colors are beautiful and your fabric ruffle is such a perfect embellishment. You've got me wishing I had done something more creative than fabric flowers! Love those jewelry tags - just too sweet!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Hugs,
Linda

Sharon said...

Lori, I love the blue! Your card looks so vintage, and lovely! I love how you improvised on the not sewing. Pretty smart!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love your ruffle! So adorable!

Diane Gilbert said...

Lori I LOVE your fabric ruffle! What a fabulous creation! Hope your feeling better!