Got fabric, felt, & brads? Make flowers!
Simple fabric flowers can quickly add interest and texture to your cards.
I have two main philosophies for card making:
1) Recycle and/or use what I already have on hand
2) Keep it simple (fancy is fun, too… I’m referring to simplicity in design and function.)
In the spirit of this, my latest creation utilized scraps of fabric, felt, colored brads, and a “Thank You” sticker. This flower design can easily be transferred to any number of designs and/or paper craft projects, such as gift bags and scrapbooks.
The construction is very easy to piece together:
1) Cut a square piece of fabric (about twice the size you wish the flower to be.)
2) Cut leaf-shaped pieces from fabric or felt (or even paper will do!)
3) Fold one end of square fabric into the center of the square. Twist end slightly to “pucker” fabric into flower shape. Repeat with each end of the square fabric, overlapping ends slightly in center (to allow brad to pierce all ends of fabric simaltaneously.)
4) Use a small razor knife or eyelet tool to poke a hole through center of fabric flower. Insert brad through hole.
5) Use a small razor knife or eyelet tool to poke a hole through paper you are attaching fabric flower to. Insert brad and secure flower to paper.
6) Slip leaves under fabric and secure with tape or glue.
And voila! Instant garden!