Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fabric Flower Love Card

Hello, I hope you are getting crafty and enjoying your 3-day weekend! It's Rachel here again with a sneak peek at an awesome new product from the brand new CTMH Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book!

Is that a FABRIC flower you see? YES! That's right, CTMH will debut an awesome new line of textiles that match two of the brand new paper packs: Chantilly and For Always.

For this project, I used the new For Always paper packet and textiles.

I scraplifted the design of this card from the new How-To book, Make It from Your Heart. (For only $7.95, it is a great value and its full of ideas, patterns and cutting instructions!)
Here are the pieces I used to put the card together using page 68 from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge:

The base card is White Daisy 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". (The Value Pack is a great deal for 50 cards and envies!) The front of the card is layered with a black mat (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"), red mat (4" x 5 1/4"), and white daisy mat (3 3/4" x 5"). The For Always B&T paper (3 1/2" x 2 1/2") is layered over a black mat (3 3/4" x 2 3/4").

The banner is made by cutting the black mat base at 3 3/4", then layer the white mat and red layer which are both cut at 3 1/2".  The stamp is from the upcoming February Stamp of The Month: Home Sweet Home. I stamped "Love" with Ruby Pigment ink, and then heat embossed with Clear powder to give it some shine (hard to see it in this pic, though)!

I'm entering this card into the Color My Heart: Color Dare #26, which is Black and White with a "pop" of one other color. In this case, it's Ruby!

The banner is applied with 3-D Foam Tape for some extra dimension. This tape works great, I love it!

I also added a fun and easy to make no-sew fabric flower. I cut out 4 fabric and black tulle circles at 1 1/2" each. Layer one piece of fabric with one piece of tulle and fold in half then fold in half again to form a triangle shape. Then place two of the triangles together over one half of a 1" circle and staple (I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher).

Repeat with the other two pieces on the second half of the circle.

Add liquid glass to the middle to make sure it stays put, plus it will hold any piece you want to use for the center of the flower. In this case, I used a couple of the new products, a clear acrylic flower and a pink glitter gem (make sure to look for these in the new Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book)! I inked the edges of the fabric flower with some ruby ink using a sponge dauber, then added it to my card with more 3-D Foam tape.

It really is easy to make these....I had to make 13 of them for a team swap!

Please let me know if my project has inspired you in any way, I'd love to hear from you!!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Awesome! I love working with fabric too! Great job. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Love the card! What did you use to cut out your fabric circles?

    1. Hi Phyllis! I used a punch to cut out a chipboard circle and then used it as a template to cut out the fabric circles with our CTMH scissors. I was able to do a bunch at a time by folding the fabric multiple times and then cutting through all the layers at once. I cut out the black tulle circles by simply using the punch to punch them out! :)

    2. Love these, and I appreciate how you show everything on your mat. Very helpful

  3. Love those flowers! Thanks for sharing how to make them. You just can't beat red, white, and black for cards full of love! Great to have you playing along over at the Color Dare!

  4. Beautiful cards, Rachel! I love all those new products and you make them look gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Color My Heart. We hope to see you back again!


  5. Gorgeous. Thanks for the detailed explanation of how you made the tulle and fabric flowers. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart. We hope you will come back often to share your ideas and inspiration with all of us. I am a big fan of Cricut With Heart, so it's a thrill to have you participate with our challenge.

  6. Amazing card, and many thanks for the excellent tutorial! My packet of For Always arrived earlier this week, along with the new fabric--now I can't wait to "get at 'er!" Thanks for joining the crew at Color My Heart this week!

  7. Beautiful card, Rachel! Thanks also for your tutorial on making those beautiful fabric flowers! thanks for joining us in this week's color dare also--hope you'll play along with us again soon!

    :) Marie

  8. Wow, this is beyond words beautiful!!! Love, love, love your fabric and tulle flower! Thanks for showing us how you did it! And thanks for joining us at Color My Heart.


  9. Awesome job! I am enjoying working with the fabrics too! The directins and pitures of each step are great. I am pleased you joined the Color my Heart challenge. I so enjoy this blog that you and Mary have together. Thank you for sharing.


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