Friday, 10 February 2012

Padded fabric easter egg


Making Easter cards while the snow hasn't melted yet led me to create this card, sporting a padded fabric Easter egg on a texturized snowy background.

There's no reason to stop using your three dimensional fabric paint after you finished your last Christmas card... The sort that fluffs up when ironed can be used on card as well. In order to get an even surface apply a thin layer with a wide paintbrush running along a ruler.

With the appliqué technique, I have found a fun way to use my fabric scraps on cards: just cut them into ribbons! I sewed the padding directly onto the egg and then glued the sides down onto the card with hot glue.
Because it's quite a long outline and the glue cools down quickly, it can be difficult to keep the egg shape.

I discovered that if you glue only the sides and the bottom, you get a pear shape - so maybe I'll be making summer cards with apples and pears at some point.


15 comments:

Sue said...

What a fun card! I've never seen anything like it! I love the striped bg you made using the liquid applique!
Good luck in the DRS Designs contest!

Karen B. said...

What a fabulous way to combine fabric and cards, and there is so much great texture too!

dstandard said...

Great card - what a cool take on the inspirations photo - thanks for playing at FYI!

Scrappychick said...

What a cool egg!! Thanks for playing along again this week :) Good luck!

StephC said...

Very interesting card. Love the dimension of the egg. So glad you joined us at FYI!

Shelia said...

What a cute card with the dimensional egg and striped background. Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

Cheryl said...

this is just one super card love the textures on this,thanks for following my blog hugs Cherylxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute puffy egg! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

Pam said...

How clever are you? Great way to use the liquid appliqué!
Thanks for joining us over at DRS Designs! Good luck.

Jingle said...

What a neat idea!

Kazan Clark said...

wow this is impressive :) great take on the sketch
:) Kazan

wendyp said...

very cool!!! Thanks for playing along with SSD sketch challenge!

Wendy said...

Super fun creation!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at SSD.

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Awesome card! What a great way to use up your fabric scraps! Thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design! :)

Michelle said...

I love your use of fabric scraps on this card. Great use of the inspiration photo also! Thanks for joining us at FYI! :-)