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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Embossing Fabric


Playing around with techniques again, I wanted to try out embossing fabric. I have heaps of quilting squares as well as fabric scraps and I'd love to incorporate them more into the bits and pieces I make, hence why I thought I'd give this a go.

I took my cream fabric patch and used adhesive spray on the back of it (I use Crafter's Companion's Stick & Stay) and attached to a piece of card. I die cut it out using Spellbinders Scallop Square before running it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. You can't sense it in a photo but the texture is exquisite. You feel compelled to run your fingers over the surface.

I made the card by laying down pattern paper for the background and placing the fabric square on top. I then stamped the Inkadinkadoo flower onto cream paper, embossed it with powder and trimmed. I finished it off by adding a stamped sentiment and a pearl coloured embellishment from Prima.


9 comments:

Ed's Gallery said...

i like so much your craft tips!
regards

Cath Wilson said...

What a great idea, Paul! I can just imagine the texture on that. Must try it, lol - add it to the list! Belated Birthday wishes, btw - hope you had a wonderful day :D

Love, Cath x

Dotpat said...

Looks brill Paul, will have to have a go at that

Michele said...

oo that's lovely - I love the embossed fabric! xx

kjjc said...

Bril. Love the stamp. Love what yoy have done with the fabric. Very nice.

Bettythebaglady said...

Paul-wow-love this idea.I'm a fabric junkie myself but haven't thought of this one as my fabric is very rarely incorporated into cards. RU going to the show in Manchester this weekend? If you are I might spot you-that's if you are wearing exactly the same cap you are wearing in your mug shot!Hugs BettyXXX

Carol Q said...

ooh, I really like that Paul - I can see what you mean about the texture!

Curt in Carmel said...

What a wonderful technique Paul! I love the texture you achieved with the fabric. What a great idea. Adding fabric to cards gives such a new level of sensory experience. Love the warm colors too. Best, Curt

Pauline said...

What a fab idea, and the result is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing x