Wednesday, July 01, 2009

fun with fabric...

I was so excited to be asked to join the Papertrey Ink Senior Design team members for a fun challenge to kick off July - stamping on fabric! 

I couldn't resist this sweet new stamp set - vintage picnic...and the fun 4th of July basket contents (how cute is that set?!?)


I used a lightweight cotton fabric to stamp on.  I ironed on a stabilizer first...then just started stamping with Staz-On ink.  I don't have any fancy-schmancy coloring tools, so I just used plain old colored pencils on the fabric.  I actually re-stamped a few of the images after I colored them, just to make the black lines a little more crisp and clean (super easy to do with these types of stamps). 


I stamped the basket on the gingham fabric, cut it out, and added it over the basket "contents" which were already stamped and colored.  I also tucked a little piece of frayed fabric between the layers.

I thought these fabulous vintage buttons were the perfect accent to my little vintage picnic scene...


I went a little crazy with the walnut ink...haven't used it in years...but I thought it was the perfect way to age the fabric, ribbon, and edges of the cardstock for this card.


Thanks, again, to Nichole at PTI for inviting me to join her team for this fun challenge!

Here are the links to the all of the Papertrey Ink Sr. Design team members projects - be sure to check out all of their amazingly creative takes on this challenge! ! 

Becky Oehlers
Michelle Wooderson
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Lauren Meader


  1. beautiful! Colored pencils huh?
    Now that is something I have!
    I haven't jumped on the Copic train yet, so thanks for the tip!

    I need to get this set!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love the homespun look of this! great stamping on the fabric - super 4th card!

  3. SO CUTE and so GLAD I have this set to try it out myself! LOVE the red gingham for the holiday, thank so much for sharing!

  4. Oh Yeah! Perfect stamp set for "fabric cards"! Love it Wendy Sue, thanks for your great idea.

  5. Beautiful job with this, Wendy Sue! It's fun to see you using PTI!

  6. This is so cute, Wendy!! I love the fabric on the card and on the little picnic basket!

  7. Absolutely adorable Wendy! So excited that you could play this month, your stuff is always so so inspiring!

  8. beautiful! what kind of adhesive did you use?

  9. Wendy you are so creative and so talented.....if I only have 1/4 of that. But I don't! I miss the street already, it's weird being gone. I'll see you Sunday though, we sneaking in one last visit.

  10. I love your card!! I will have to try out the walnut ink on ribbon technique. It looks great!!