Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fabric Cards

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the Inky Impressions Inspirational blog. Inkette Sharon here showing one of my favorite techniques - creating cards with fabric.

These are all fabrics on my card today! There are so many pretty and fun patterns in fabric and the texture they provide really make a card special.  Here's how you can create using fabric:

I like to use "Wonder Under", fusible adhesive backing.  Just cut the fabric swatch to the size of your card and diecuts and cut the Wonder Under to match. You can find Wonder Under at any fabric store and the directions for use come with it.

Iron the Wonder Under to the back side of the fabric and let it cool down completely before cutting it with dies or your paper cutter.

Once it has cooled from the ironing, you can diecut the fabric just like you would cardstock.  Here I'm using scallop circle Nesties.  I also used Stampin' Up's Top Note die and for the base panel of the card, I just cut the fabric with my paper cutter.

Once you have the fabric cut, remove the paper backing and then all you have to do is lay it out as desired and iron the pieces together.  I even ironed the assembly to the cardstock and here is how it turned out:

Now it's ready for the image and embellishments.

I've used "Lili Bundled Up", brought to life with Copic markers and then cut out and mounted on the card with foam tape. Isn't she just the cutest thing!

I created the flower embellishment out of fabric too - crinoline, tulle, organza and pieces of the fabric scraps I used in the card design. You can even stamp on fabric - the sentiment is stamped with white craft (pigment) ink.  Pieces of the flower were colored to match with Copic markers too.

So that's how you create a card using fabric for a unique look. I hope I've inspired you to give it try!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Sharon   : )


  1. Absolutely fabulous card and techniques. Love adding anything textural like fabric to cards.
    x catherine

  2. Sharon this turned out beautiful. So creative to use fabric on a card. Have a wonderful week.


  3. Sharon this is totally adorable! I love how you used the fabric on this card I never think to use fabric, it is such a great idea!


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