Hello, Stampers, Paper Artists and today, Textile Guild Members as well!
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I LOVE being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I’m always looking to take my craft to new heights and try to share what I love with as many people as possible. When I was invited by the Westchester Weavers & Textile Guild, to do a class, I was thrilled.
This project was a bit challenging for me, because I wanted to give the guild members lots of media to play around with. These are very, very talented artists who have be doing their craft for many years, so while I was excited, it was a little intimidating as well. This is the project I came up with using all of Stampin’ Up! products, except for the beads and frame. It resembles a card I previously made with the ribbon ruching, only this one is mounted on a fabric covered wooden frame and has many more elements and embellishments. Believe it or not the class DID NOT know how to ruch ribbon, so I was happy to teach the technique to them
To make this project you need to buy a wooden frame and you all know where those can be bought for about $1.00. The size of the frame will dictate the size of your card base. I got a 5-3/4″ x 7-3/4″ frame and cut:
Early Espresso to 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″,
Baja Breeze to 6″ x 4″,
Very Vanilla to 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and
Crumb Cake to 5-1/3″ x 3-1/4″ Run this through the Paper Crimper
On another piece of Very Vanilla create a collage by stamping the images from the Nature Walk Stamp Set in Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake Ink. When you finish stamping, carefully tear the edge, color in the bird image with Watercolor Pencils and distress the edges using tea stain from the Distressing Kit.
On another piece of Very Vanilla stamp a meaningful word in Baja Breeze Ink and punch each letter out with the Jewelry Tag Punch. Distress the edges of the tags with the tea stain.
Take a piece of Baja Breeze Seam Binding and ruch it. Directions on how to ruch ribbon are HERE.
I sewed brown seed beads on the ribbon. On the bottom of the ruched ribbon, I placed an antique safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets Collection from Stampin’ Up! I placed the Jewelry Tags on the pin after piercing them each with a hole. I used an Antique Brad to secure the ribbon to the card.
I layered all the pieces as shown and added embellishments such as Vintage Brads. more brown seed beads and a Punched Photo Corner.
I cut a 9″ x 7″ piece of Deck the Halls Designer Fabric and glued it on the wooden frame with Tombow Glue. When the fabric dried I mounted the layered card on the frame again using my Tombow Glue. Even though I used Deck the Halls Fabric it doesn’t resemble the holidays season at all. That’s how versatile it is.
Try creating a few of these. They would make great gifts.
I look forward to sharing my passion with all of the guild members in the fall, when once again, I will design a project and program especially for the guild ladies.
Here are a few pictures from the class. I would have taken more, but sadly my battery went dead!