Have you checked out Seize the Birthday, a new challenge site dedicated to birthday cards? This site will help to inspire you to make birthday cards all year long with fabulous feminine and masculine themes. February is a busy birthday month for me, so I will definitely soak up the inspiration!
This is my contribution to this week's sketch:
I saw the idea for this fabric strip flower over at Becky's Inking Idaho blog site, and immediately knew I needed to make one (or several!)
This flower is so simple to make. Here's how:
Start with a strip of fabric about 8" long and 1 1/2" to 3" wide, depending on how big you want your flower to be. For the flower on the card, I started with an 8"x3" piece of fabric. For this mini tutorial, my fabric measured 8"x 1 1/2".
Apply a strip of Sticky Strip along one of the long edges on the back side of the fabric.
Remove the red backing on the Sticky Strip and and fold the fabric in half.
Apply another strip of Sticky Strip along the upper raw edge of the strip. Then, cut from the folded edge up to the Sticky Strip, about every 1/4".
Remove the red backing on the Sticky Strip and roll the strip along the Sticky Strip side.
When done, fluff the flower. You can trim off the strings or pull to ravel them for a more shabby chic look.
Here's the original sketch:
Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Set: Perfectly Penned
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Real Red Print Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Candy Cane Christmas fabric, Sticky Strip, scissors, Real Red button, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Mini Glue Dot