Altenew Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Release!

Woohoo! I am SO excited to be a part of Altenew’s very first fabric release! I have worked with fabric almost my whole life — sewing my own clothes, my kid’s clothes, home décor, and quilting. There are so many options of what you can make with fabric!

However, for this blog hop, I wanted to demonstrate that you can also use fabric on cards in the same way that you can use paper. In fact, when I was the Guest Artist on Altenew’s Mixed Media Blog a few months ago, I made several no-sew Christmas tags using fabric! YOU CAN SEE MY NO-SEW FABRIC CHRISTMAS TAGS HERE.

For today’s blog, I made three very different cards. I hope you will try out one of these techniques!

ALL SUPPLIES ARE LISTED & LINKED FOR PURCHASE BELOW!

For my first card, I used the fabric “Dreaming in Watercolor.” To make this card:

  • Cut a piece of fabric that includes the area of flowers that you like.
  • Attach a piece of Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets to a piece of cardstock. Then take off the Release Sheet and attach the cardstock to the back of the fabric.
  • Fussy cut out your choice of flowers.
  • Use Liquid Clear Matte Medium (or Mod Podge) with a Q-tip around the edges of the flowers to prevent fraying.
  • Use the Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of white cardstock.
  • Glue the flowers onto the embossed cardstock and trim the edges of the card.
  • Add your choice of sentiment. (I gold embossed on vellum.)
  • Use foam tape to adhere the card panel to a background panel [teal = 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″].
  • Add some embellishments [gold sequins] and you’re done! ?

For my second card, I used the fabric “Pink & Whimsy.” To make this card:

  • Cut a piece of fabric that measures 4 3/4″ x 6″.
  • Using a sponge brush, cover the whole panel with Clear Matte Medium. This is to prep the fabric for the black marker you will use.
  • LET DRY OVERNIGHT!
  • Use a black fine line marker to outline the flower and leaf shapes.
  • Attach a piece of Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets to a piece of cardstock (3 3/4″ x 5″). Then take off the Release Sheet and attach the cardstock to the back of the fabric (centered).
  • Cut off the square corners of the fabric diagonal at each corner of the cardstock to miter the corners.
  • Use double-sided clear tape to wrap the fabric around the card & adhere all 4 edges to the back of the panel.
  • Add your choice of sentiment. (You can stamp on the coated fabric.)
  • Use foam tape to adhere the card panel to a background panel [black = 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″].
  • Add some embellishments [black enamel dots]. Finished!

For my third card, I used two fabrics. To make this card:

  • Cut a piece of the teal fabric that measures 4 3/4″ x 6″.
  • Attach a piece of Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets to a piece of cardstock (3 3/4″ x 5″). Then take off the Release Sheet and attach the cardstock to the back of the fabric (centered).
  • Miter the corners of the fabric & attach it to the background in the same way that you did for Card 2.
  • Attach the “sprinkles” fabric to some cardstock with Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets.
  • Die cut the fabric/cardstock with the String Arts Star Die Set.
  • Use double-sided clear tape to attach ribbon streamers.
  • Use foam tape to adhere the star to the background panel.
  • Die cut a sentiment from Gold Metallic cardstock (Signature Words Die).
  • Use liquid glue to add sentiment and bugle bead embellishments to the card!
GIVEAWAY:
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/23/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/25/2022.

Thanks for joining me today! Be sure to start the hop on the Altenew Blog Site. The site before me is Natasha Davies, and from here you’ll go to Nenette Madero.

44 Comments

  1. Inkin' Chickie

    I like the ideas to use for cards. The outline really helped the pattern show. I wasn’t sure I could use the fabric in my crafting, so I’m thankful for the help.

  2. Tammy Lynn’s Creations

    Love the soft pink flower card. This is new idea for me. I’m going to have to give it a try. So pretty ?

  3. Lauryne Cunningham

    Wow! Your cards are so beautiful! I love how you cut out the flowers on the first card and the soft texture on the star card looks pretty!

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