Thursday, June 16, 2016

Quilted background, paper buttons & seam binding

I made this card for my sister's birthday!!  I used a quilted background left over from this card kit from last week's class.  I left it full size instead of die cutting it and added faux stitching around all of the scraps glued to the quarter sheet of paper. I embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder (SU) which gives it great texture and helps to blend all the pieces into a unified whole. I added a length of white vintage seam binding and adhered this layer to my card front.  I fussy cut and watercoloured three paper buttons (Torico) in coordinating colours, added white thread and adhered them to the card front using 3D foam tape. I layered a coordinating laser printed punchie greeting over the seam binding using 3D foam tape as well.
The layering of the greeting requires that you cut a punchie using the same punch (SU) out of coordinating cardstock, cut it in half lengthwise, nip the middle points and then glue the two halves to the back of the greeting punchie.  Gives a nice layered look!!