Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fabric flowers with beaded border

Made this feminine card yesterday.
I have a quite a selection of fabrics in my stash. I used to make dresses for my daughter, when she was a toddler. I never liked the ready made dresses,  so ended up stitching. I haven't made a single dress for last 2-3 years, now she is a preteen,  and more into jeans and skirts, and I find the designs are much decent.
So I have plenty of unused fabric.
I used the fabric for my flowers. To give more dimension to the flowers,  I added punched daisies and a rhinestone in the center.
Used a purple card stock for base and a white card stock for the front.  Used yellow embroidery thread and pinkish-purple beads to stitch the border.
Punched the corner with my favorite punch. Stamped a simple sentiment.
Despite so many things going on the card, I am glad it looks almost CAS. I just love the CAS look on cards!

A closer look at the flowers.

And the close up for the stitched beads.

The fabric and the process, if anyone wants to try out! 
Cut out the fabric part you want to use, and glue it on a piece of craft paper. No special glue is required, I use glue-stick for this. Cut out the desired shape using scissors or use your sizzix(I haven't tried out yet, it is next on my experiments list ).

The threads and beads I used, front and back of the panel after stitching.
Linking this card with

Used homemade flowers and punches for the card.

Even though I don't own any stamps from stamplorations, I hope my card tickles the DT :). I had used flowers and stamps.

My 5th entry here, I think I have a personal goal here, I am exploring my creativity to incorporate stitching in all my projects. I make one  card a day, and I already know that I will be linking a few more cards here :)

 CAS and layered.

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!


  1. You have showcased your sewing skills and artistry so amazingly in this challenge, Rahmat! I love the delicate borders and the fabric flowers that you had incorporated into your design! It's been a pleasure to see your work and thank you for the kind comment in V.V. Challenge blog.

  2. Great flowers - love the trim! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!

  3. Its such a beautiful card Rahmat ..I really liked your idea of using the fabric flowers in your creation ,when I first saw your card it looked so much like your flowers were stamped and fussy cut but when I read through your post I was pleasantly surprised :) Loved your stitching too :)
    But I am sorry to say your entry does not qualify for our current challenge at Lulupu as we have asked you to use Border punches and flowers in your creation along with feminine colors....Just using a corner punch will not qualify.
    I hope you play along with our challenge #30 again though with a fresh new entry... you still have time :)

    1. Thanks Hussena, for the lovely comment and letting me know about the punch in detail. There is still a week, and I was going to link another card, and I do have border punches, so I will be back with a brand new card :), I am too happy to come across your blog, and I am sure I will be a regular there :)

  4. such fabulous flowers, your sewing is amazing, and a great lay out. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations

  5. Beautiful card, with fabric flowers, Rahmat.
    Thank you for joining us at Lulupu Challenge # 30

  6. Great use of the fabric flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week.

  7. WOW!! this is stunning!! I love the fabric flowers and the lovely way you stitched around the edge. Stunning, stunning, stunning!! Fabulous card!!

  8. Great idea of using prints on the fabric as flowers! I love your border stitching too!

  9. wow- stunning flowers and stitching. Thanks for playing along with STAMPlorations.