Thursday, January 5, 2012

Technique Thursday by Kimberly

Hi everyone! :)

I'm so excited to share this fun technique with you all...

I created this card based on a sweater I found on line that I LOVE! I just love to find new techniques to try from different venues other than the scrapbooking industry.
I also LOVE to use fabric with paper for a great texture to add dimension.

Here are a couple of close up shots to show details.

This is the sweater I found, that inspired this fun technique to try.

Here are the steps to creating this look for yourself.
First I took fabric and cut strips about a half inch thick and then used a fabric glue to make a tube.
You want to let it dry before arranging it on your project. I let mine dry over night.

In the meantime, I picked the papers I wanted to use for my card to go with the fabric. Once the tubes were dry and ready, I used adhesive to place the fabric down in the design I wanted.

Once I had the tube placements down, I started hand stitching it into place to mimic the design on the sweater. I didn't want perfect stitches, so I used my hole piercing tool to make holes more random before stitching.

Products used to create this card are from January's Cabin Fever kit...
I hope this card and inspiration draw some creative ideas to try. I look forward to seeing this technique duplicated. It takes a little time with the stitching and drying, but I do love the results!

Tip: If you are using fabric, be sure to use a fabric glue.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kimberly xx


Noel said...

Oh gosh this is so cool Kimberly!

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Girl, you are SO good!! This is awesome!

glowegal said...

Oooh so pretty!! Great Job, Kimberly!!

Erika said...

Kimmers!! That is adorable.. I love that look, I recently began felting and that reminds me of the very popular blanket stitch in that craft.. this is beautiful-- Hope all is well for you! I have been keeping up with you through your blog and facebook but havent chatted much.. will you be at CHA? I would love to see you and catch up!

Theresa said...

awesome idea. =)love stitching on layouts and cards.