Monday, July 11, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challange #36: Fabric Challenge

It's so nice to get back into the swing of things with Cricut Circle.  I love how the weekly challenges force me to be creative.  This week's challenge asked us to incorporate fabric into our projects.

I now have a broken sewing machine, so I haven't bought any fabric in awhile.  Of the remnants that I have on hand, the print was very theme specific, and I didn't want to hack into the fabric for a tiny card or scrapbook layout.

So what was I going to do?

Well...I remembered that I had just gotten some pants back from the tailor.  They are white cotton and needed to be majorly hemmed because I'm short.  Well, thank you heavens for the tailor...they pinned the extra fabric to the hanger when I picked them up.  I'm not really sure what the reasoning is on that, but I'm assuming it's in case they need to add some fabric to the length.  That was so not necessary for me.

Anyway, I grabbed that fabric and stamped an image on it.  I then ran the fabric through my xyron machine....and attached the now sticker fabric onto paper to make it sturdier.  I colored the flowers in with copic markers.  I wasn't ready for the markers to start it looks like I colored outside of the lines sometimes.  Totally fine, of course.  Just not what I expected to happen.

I think inked the edges of the fabric to age it a bit and mounted them onto brown cardstock.

I found some distressed looking paper in my scrap bin and ran with it.  Here is the final creation.

The cricut cuts I used on this 5x5 card were:

Graphically Speaking, Imag48-s, 4.5 inches

SclpFrm1, 3.5 inches
JustBcse, 1.25 inches
I attached the flowers with some dimensional foam, and tied the ribbon around both.  I added a little bling and anchored the card at the right with a 2 inch thick piece of brown cardstock so that I could also keep to the rule of three.  I followed the same rule of three with the bling.


  1. I really liked your stamping on fabric. I think the bleeding of the Copics gives it a warm, worn feeling. It is very pretty. I saw your post on the challenge and came to see how you made it. Thanks for sharing the directions.


  2. thanks so much Marta! I had fun making this card! Who knew stamping on fabric could add such cool texture.