Saturday, September 22, 2012

Guest Designing for A Blog Named Hero part 2

Hi Everyone!
I'm here with a new post for A blog Named Hero and a little tutorial for how to make wonderful fabric flowers from your (or Grandma's if you're not as old as I am (-; ) old curtains. I think these flowers are perfect for cardmaking because they get paper/cardstock qualities while still having the beautiful texture of fabric.



 Start by cutting out the flowers you want to use. If you want a fringy, shabby finish cut them exactly the way you want them now, but if you want crisp sharp edges cut around the flowers and save the exact cutting till later.


 
 Make a bowl of sugar water by mixing one cup of water with one tablespoon of suguar. Make sure the sugar has desolved completely (if you want to speed up the process - use hot water ) before you soak your flowers in the mixture.

 
 
When your flowers are soaked it is time to iron them. The sugar mixture isn't kind to your iron so make sure you use the "craft-iron". You will still want to cover your ironing board with some cotton towels and have onother towel between the flowersand your iron.

Iron till the flowers are dry and stiff.




For my sample card I stamped and embossed the bg with Hero Arts Magical Background. The sentiment is from the set; Congrats.

Have a wonderful day, hugs, Karin

I'm entering this card for the
Focal Point challenge at Moxie Fab World
Vintage Rose challenge at Sir Stampalot
and the embossing challenge at Simon says stamp challenge
Ink It Pink -fabric
Loves Rubber Stamps - Make your own background

14 comments:

Crafty Texan said...

What a great tip!! Love the flower and your card. So pretty! :)

Jay Gee said...

This looks amazing Karin... thanks for the tutorial - I never knew this :)

Lin said...

What a wonderful idea, Karin! LOVE your card, a beautiful flower!

Gerdine said...

Wouldn't expect sugar for this project! Sounds cool! I use a kind of plastic sheet (we call it aslan) before cutting out the flower. But is has been a long time ago since I used it. Your rose card is beautiful!

Annette said...

wow totally awesome...girl you are so creative...i love it...

Lisa said...

This is just dreamy ~ what a gorgeous flower!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful! thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

pinky said...

Thanks for the technique tut, never tried that before. Love your gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Cath said...

Hey Karin! Thanks for linking this up to the Focal Point Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

brenda said...

Very pretty and elegant card Karin and what a fascinating technique, it's one I've never come across before.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampalot challenge this month.

B x

Laura Love said...

Wow! What a fabulous idea! Makes a beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial! Thank you so much for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Jingle said...

Karin, this is gorgeous!!! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

jen said...

What a cool technique & beautiful creation!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh how neat! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Ink It Pink!! I hope to see you again soon! Post the challenge badge so we can consider your for one of prizes next time!!