Amber’s Birthday Gifts, MFT stamped cards & Fabric Lapel Pin 2014

Hey Crafters!! Amber is my Daughter In Law who had a birthday in early June. I made her a set of greeting cards done with the My Favorite Things, A La Modes girls and Pure Innocence girls, plus a fabric flower lapel pin.

Typically you make these fabric pins by melting the fabric discs with a candle, but the satin fabric I chose was too thick and I ended up melting the edges of the petals with my heat tool. Amber loved the cards, but probably not the pin. LOL And Katie, my daughter, was drooling over these cards too! I’ve colored her a set as well, while I was on a crafty roll.

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The Pure Innocence girls were all done in the Bic markers. Plus all of the skin tones were done with a Crayola washable marker in a pale skin color, scribbled onto an acrylic block and diluted with water there, then picked up with my aqua painter and applied to the cards.

Here is a close up of the fabric lapel pin. I also made a card to attach it to with Stampin’UP! Oval collection dies by Sizzix.

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A few tips on using alcohol markers and Aqua pens on a One Layer card made from card stock for us older girls:
Eat a good meal 30 minutes to an hour before you sit down to color. Drink water, not coffee, if you want a steady hand and have an easier time staying inside the lines. Put a clean piece of card stock under the card while you color, so any bleeding does not marr your counter top or desk. Keep the cards open while coloring, so the alcohol and color does not bleed through, to the inside of your card. You will get a little bleeding to the back of the layer you are coloring on anyway, but this will prevent it from soaking to the inside back, where you normally write your message. Do the same if you are water coloring, like the skin tones, this will keep any moisture from the aqua pen from warping that inside back area, where you write your message.

Click Here to view the MFT cards and Fabric Lapel Pin

Supplies: The Paper Studio heavy white card stock (Hobby Lobby), all stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Bic Mark It alcohol markers and a few (American Crafts markers only on the Martini Girl cards). The Bic markers are all bold colors and the AC markers offer some softer shades that were perfect for the martini glass, drink liquid and part of the dress saturated with the martinis.

If you’re interested in the candle burned edges, lapel pins…A Link to the 1st Fabric Pin I made in 2012, I could have swore that was last year! LOL

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