Cards using Fabric

Using fabric in a card gives it a very rich look as if it had been worked upon really hard which may not the case really. Fabrics are very easy to use on paper without the need to sew them.

How to use fabric on card without sewing it

  1. Draw a shape (heart, apple, cupcake etc.) on a hard paper and cut it out.
  2. Keep this cut out paper in the reverse direction on a fabric you want to use on your card and cut the shape on the fabric with a pair of sharp scissors. Note:  Reversing the direction is important so when you make markings on the fabric with a pen, the markings will not show after cutting the fabric because you will be using the other side of the fabric on your card.
  3. Glue this piece of fabric on card paper and cut the paper in the shape of the fabric. This will give your fabric patch a lift. Note: Apply glue on paper and not on the fabric to avoid the threads of the fabric coming out while gluing.
  4. Glue the fabric patch on your card. Make an outline of the patch on the card with a colored pen if you want. Note: If you are not using a fabric marker try to make an outline on paper and not on fabric.
  5. Add a ribbon or button or any other decoration on the card to give it a finished look.

Giraffe Card:

I happen to love the use of animal shapes in cards. I think they make great baby/kids cards. I have not done much in this card, the giraffe itself makes it look cute.

Making cards using fabric: Giraffe card

Please see  How to use fabric on card without sewing it to get step by step instructions and points to be noted while using fabric in your cards.

 Apple card:

The idea of making an apple on the card came to me as I had a small piece of ribbon (used in the card) which had apples on it. For this one, I glued the ribbon on a green strip of scrapbook paper. I usually avoid writing messages on the front of the card but can sure write if you want.

Making cards using fabric: Apple Card

Making cards using fabric: Apple Card

Please see  How to use fabric on card without sewing it to get step by step instructions and points to be noted while using fabric in your cards.

Birds card:

This card can be used for Marriage Anniversaries.

 Please see How to use fabric on card without sewing it to get step by step instructions and points to be noted while using fabric in your cards.

Hello Kitty card:

Making card using fabric: Hello Kitty card

Please see  How to use fabric on card without sewing it to get step by step instructions and points to be noted while using fabric in your cards.

Flower card:

As you may notice that in this card I have used yellow fabric in the background and the red petals of the flower are cut out of craft foam. Not very neat, I agree as the threads of the fabric coming out can be seen and I have to cut them and which I am going to do right away…

Making cards using fabric: Flower card

Please see  How to use fabric on card without sewing it to get step by step instructions and points to be noted while using fabric in your cards.

Cupcake Card:

I think the cherry of the cupcake cut out of foam looks kind of simple and you may want to use your creativity to make it look more tempting. Also, I think if red ribbons are used instead of yellow (I had no red ones today so I just used yellow) it would give this card a lift which I think it lacks. The Os used over the ribbons are the actual Os from the foam alphabets. I wanted to add something red over the yellow ribbons as they were making the card dull.

Making cards using fabric: Cupcake card

Please see  How to use fabric on card without sewing it to get step by step instructions and points to be noted while using fabric in your cards.

Elephant Card:

Now an elephant card…it looks very simple but it is a little tricky. I had to draw the face and trunk on the fabric using a green marker after cutting out the basic shape of an elephant. I did not have a green fabric pen handy but if you do, you will definitely make a neater card.

Making cards using fabric: Elephant Card

Please see  How to use fabric on card without sewing it to get step by step instructions and points to be noted while using fabric in your cards.

Blue Flower card: 

The flower petals are cut out of fabric. 

 

Making cards using fabric: Blue flower Card

 Please see  How to use fabric on card without sewing it to get step by step instructions and points to be noted while using fabric in your cards.

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