Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Wonderland Cards

Hello Friends,

Today I thought I would share the three cards I made using Wonderland Fabric.

To start I cut three card bases 4 1/2 x 6 1/4" from Distress Watercolor paper. I love this paper as a base because the weight of the cardstock makes a great base to build on.
For the first card, I cut another piece of Watercolor Cardstock slightly smaller than my base so I could use the new Sparkle 3D Embossing Folder.  It worked perfectly as a backdrop for the flannel fabric strips.
I mounted the embossed paper to the card base using thin foam tape.  

To prep the flannel, I added heavyweight iron-on interfacing to the back, then cut the strip with my rotary cutter. The flags at the bottom were hand-cut with scissors that have a sharp tip.  I topstitched each strip, then added them to the card front with wide Scor-tape (only at the top half).
I bet you can guess that I had to add the string and the painted bell BEFORE I added the Scor-tape to the back.
I cut a couple sizes of circles for the focal point. One in Watercolor cardstock and the other in silver metallic Kraft Stock (I also sanded it lightly). I stamped the sentiment with Archival Ink then sprayed the circle with Frozen Fog Mica Stain and drying before slipping it under the strip.

 CMS 474 Jolly Holiday 

For card two, I used the collage fabric, "25th".  With this fabric you can chose smaller prints from the group the work well together for size and scale.
I cut the blocks using the same process as the last (adding heavyweight interfacing to the back), but this time I used the square wafer dies I have from Simon Says Stamp to cut the shapes. I just placed the die over the image I wanted and ran through the die cut machine. I had all 6 squares in no time. I love that the dies works like a little window to see exactly what you are cutting.
I adhered each square to gold metallic cardstock with a light coat of Collage Medium (the interfacing helps to keep it from soaking through the flannel).  I did all the machine stitching before adding the red layer and mounting it on the card front that I had already stamped with a saying from a favorite stamp set, Scenic Holiday.

And for the last card, again, I went back to the "25th" fabric, repeated the interfacing and the cutting before adding the blocks to the stamped card front. I stitched around each block to add some interest, then added the ribbon and tag.
The velvet Ribbon is from the idea-ology pack.  I used a strip of 1/4" Scor-tape on the back of the long strip, then added the bow with hot glue.
The small tag is from my junk drawer.  I just stamped my very FAVORITE #25 from the Department Store Stamp set. I just love this card!
ps) If you open the card, there is a sentiment on the inside.

CMS458 Department Store

I hope you have enjoyed these cards as much as I did making them. It is amazing to me how even just a hint of fabric can make such a difference. Maybe it's the texture of the flannel or the colors of Christmas...whatever it is, I love it!

If you missed the Wonderland Fabric live, you can watch the replay HERE
Now carry on,

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