August 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop



Today i have a card for Papertrey Ink's August Blog Hop. The inspiration this month is the fabric, patterns and colors of autumn.

I have some cross stitch fabric that i have been meaning to use on a card, and the colors were perfect for this challenge.
I trimmed and frayed the fabric to fit my cardbase. Next i used a fillable frame and die cut it from green cardstock, stamped the frame and the sentiment.
Next i made some flowers (see below for a picture tutorial on how i made them) from felt. I also die cut some leaves from green felt. Then i hand cut a circle from the cross stitch fabric. I used some metallic floss and back stitched every other one all the way around the fabric.
I adhered the fabric to my cardbase, then the fillable frame. And last the leaves, circle and the flowers.
Felt Flower Tutorial
I though i'd do a quick tutorial on how i made these flowers. I kind of had an idea on how i wanted them to look, so i played with the felt and floss and come up with these flowers.
First die cut a medium and small flower (PTI's Beautiful Blooms II #3). Then i stacked the small on top of the medium, matching up the petals.

This photo shows how i want the flower to end up.
Next thread a needle with floss, knotting one end. Place the need just above the base of a petal (it dosen;t matter which one)
Pull the thread through and then thread through the opposite petal (just above the petal base). Pull tight to bring these petals up.
Next move over to the next petal, placing the thread just above the petal base. Pull this through and thread it to the petal across from it. You will have one petal that will have 2 threads (there are 5 petals).
This is how it looks like when done. To finish i just threaded the needle through the bottom of the flower and tied the floss in a knot.

To hide the thread i filled the center with some tiny brown beads that i had. I just used a little bit of glue in the center, added the beads and pushed them in a little and let dry.

I hope you give it a try! Thanks for stopping by!!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Fillable Frames #7, Autumn Acorns
Die: Papertrey Ink: Fillable Frame #7, Beautiful Blooms II #3
Felt: Papertrey Ink: Autumn Rose. Joanns: Green
Thread: DMC: E3685 (Light Effects)
Ink: Ranger: Walnut Stain


  1. Really really gorgeous card. Love your burlap.

  2. Great card! I love the colored burlap background!

  3. This is beautiful. The texture from the fabric panel is gorgeous and perfect for the challenge.

  4. BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE those cute felt flowers.. thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    Have a GREAT day!

  5. Your card is so lovely, nice use of the fabric and colors.

  6. Nice use of burlap and felt! Great flowers and colors.

  7. I love the pretty felt flowers (thanks for sharing your tutorial!) and the stitching on the fabric background!

  8. Your card is stunning. Love the tutorial too. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing how to make your flowers--love them!

  10. Gorgeous card, Dana -- I love all of the texture on it! Thanks for the great flower tutorial, too!

  11. Oh, yes, cross-stitch fabric! The colour & look of burlap without all the hairy bits, how perfect is that? I'm going to have to keep an eye out for that colour!
    Great detail with the tutorial - I love how the beads look in the centres :)

  12. Crossstitch fabric?! I love it! It has little flecks of other color and so your flowers just look gorgeous on that backdrop! Wow!

  13. Beautiful card! I like the fabric you used. What did you use to adhere it to the cardstock?

  14. Dana this is beautiful! I LOVE the colors and that burlap fabric is pretty!

  15. Love the fabric on this...more color than burlap and less bulk...just really pretty texture! The flowers are sweet, too! NICE card!

  16. this card is gorgeous. I absolutely love the colors and interesting way to use the burlap to create texture

  17. this card is gorgeous. I absolutely love the colors and interesting way to use the burlap to create texture