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Designer: Patti Milazzo
I love that sketches give you a jumping point in design where you can then make things as simple or as complex as you like. Here’s a card sketch where I used stamping and sewing techniques to add a little more detail and texture to dress it up.
1. Cut 3 – 2 ¼” squares from solid colored fabric; lightly brush with liquid decoupage and let dry overnight. This will stiffen the fabric, prevent it from fraying and make stamping easier.
2. Once fabric squares are dry, stamp images/designs on fabric and let dry.
3. Cut 3 – 2 1/8” squares from cardstock and adhere to back of each fabric square; then machine stitch around each.
Note: This is where the 12-in-1 Sewing Multi-Tool comes in handy to snip hanging threads.
4. Create 8” x 5” landscape card from cardstock.
5. Adhere squares to upper portion of card – spacing evenly.
6. Squeeze Punch 3 Daisies and adhere on squares as shown; punch center circle and adhere; apply Rain Drop and Glitter Glaze for extra sparkle.
7. Border Punch 8” length of brown dot (Trees) paper and adhere ½” from bottom of card; bend scallop edge up slightly.
8. Cut 3/8” x 8” piece of Pinstripe paper; stamp with Border Stamp; and adhere above scallop edged strip.
9. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and adhere below right fabric square.
10. Use 12-in-1 Sewing piercer for holes to apply mini brads near bottom left of card.
Fiskars Brands: 12-9902 7097 Desktop Rotary Trimmer
Fiskars Brands: 8608 7097 12 x 12 Craft Mat
Fiskars Brands: 12-25637097 Pop-Up Punch – Circle
Fiskars Brands: 12-73187097 Extra Large Squeeze Punch – Oopsie Daisy
Fiskars Brands: 01-001045 Border Punch – Threading Water
Fiskars Brands: 01-000068 Stamp Block Set
Fiskars Brands: 12-33897097 Tape Runner (adhesive)
Fiskars Brands: 12-59777097 12-in-1 Sewing Multi-Tool
Fiskars Brands: 12-97937097 45 mm Comfort Grip Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Brands: 12-87287097 3” x 18” Acrylic Ruler with Grid
Fiskars Brands: 12-83707097 12” x 18” Cutting Mat
Heidi Grace Designs: Clear Stamps - Borders
Heidi Grace Designs: Clear Stamps – A Little Bird’s Tale Icons
Heidi Grace Designs: Clear Stamps – Thank You
Heidi Grace Designs: We Are Family Pinstripe
Heidi Grace Designs: We Are Family Trees
Heidi Grace Designs: We Are Family Row of Trees
Cloud 9 Design: Rain Dots – Original Clear
Li’l Davis Designs: Glitter Glaze - Clear
Other: Liquid decoupage or sealer (matte finish); fabric; Staz-On Ink (brown); sewing machine; mini brads