Monday, February 28, 2011

Fabric Butterflies

What a nice challenge we have this week at The Paper Players! "Play with fabrics" is the theme, and SU! has such a nice selection of fabrics. Our fabrics match with our Designer Series Papers, so you can make the card with any fabric and use the paper that matches.
Today I was inspired by a card designed by Andrea Amu that I saw in Cards Magazine. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! Enjoy!

NOTE: First, I ironed the fabric adhesive onto the fabric so that it could have enough body to die cut it with the Big Shot. I then peeled off the transfer sheet and ironed the cut fabric on the card.

To create the butterfly on the fabric, I die cut a butterfly on the Big Shot to use as a stencil. I then used daubers and daubed around the stencil with Not Quite Navy and a touch of Rose Red.

Finally, to get the wrinkles on the cardstock, I sprayed it with water, crumpled it up and smoothed it back out. Once it dried, I glued it onto the fabric.

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Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650), Crumb Cake (120953)
Fabric: Springtime Vintage (121817)
Stamp Sets: Something To Celebrate (W 121897, C 121955; Hostess Level Two). Get this stamp set as your free hostess gift by hosting a workshop of at least $300 before April 30. Contact me and I will tell you how!
So Happy For You (W 121853, C 123220). For $50 spent in products you can get this stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog!
Ink: Not Quite Navy (103008), Rose Red (101778), Pear Pizzazz (119784)
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Ribbon: Linen Thread (104199), Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding (121884), 5/8" Crochet Trim Victoria (118481), Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta (119257)
Buttons: Designer Buttons Subtles Collection (119745)
Bigz Dies: Clear Circle (114533), Beautiful Butterflies (114507)
Embosslits Die: Beautiful Wings (118138)
Tools: Big Shot (113439)
Cool Stuff: Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll (122194)


  1. Wow, you added so many beautiful elements to this card!! I love the sponged butterfly, I'm going to have to try that for sure! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week :)

  2. Wowwww!!!!! lili q belleza... Me encanto. Definitivamente tenemos q usar telas en los detalles le da un look super delicado.

  3. This is a terrific way to showcase the fabric! Love those butterflies and the iron on adhesive sounds intriguing! Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I love how you sponged around the one butterfly! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week.

  5. I love all the Butterflies! Great way to use the SU Fabric! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

  6. Very pretty vintage-looking card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  7. Hola Lili, esto esta espectacular y no se como no te habia visitado antes....falta de tiempo... pero tienes cosas divinas!!! Me encanta el uso que le diste a las telas. Gorgeus!!!
    Te mando un abrazo y mi mas sincera felicitacion por tan lindo trabajo. Nos vemos pronto!!!!
    Martha Lu

  8. Oh Lili, this is beautiful! I love all the sweet fabric butterflies and your sponged butterfly is an ingenious idea! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week!