Mother's Day card and gift in one!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Don't have any ideas for a Mother's Day gift this year? I've got a fun tutorial to share with you that was featured on the Therm-o-Web blog!  My Mom loves to wear pins and broaches to church on Sundays. I thought it would be fun to accent a fabric flower with iCraft® Deco Foil™ using the transfer adhesive to make a one of a kind gift.

You will Need:
Therm-O-Web Supplies:
Other Supplies:
Fabric Flower
Broach for center
Cardstock to make card
Embossing folder
My Favorite Things Flourish Die
Adhesive backed bling
I purchased some fabric flowers that already had a pretty broach in the center from my local craft store by Jolees to create with.


First remove the center broach so it's easy to apply iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Adhesive. Simply added dots of the glue on the fabric petals at random and then let them dry.


Once they dry, take small squares of the Silver Star Deco Foil and burnish them onto the dry drops of transfer adhesive using a scoring tool.


This technique adds a fun texture to the flower. Get creative and draw swirl,s hearts and other shapes with the adhesive.
Now to create the flourishes. You need these items.


Use the iCraft Deco Foil Foam Adhesive to cut the shaped die just like you would cardstock.


Due to the intricacy of the die, it was a bit difficult to apply the Silver Star Deco Foil to the die cut flourish alone. Peeling the sticky tape off the top and having it lay flat to apply the Deco Foil was a challenge.  It will be much easier to leave the image in the negative of the foam (as pictured) and pull the top layer off the adhesive. Then place the Deco Foil sheet on top of the adhesive and burnished it.
Now cut cardstock at 12x6 and fold. Layer a silver piece cut  and embossed in desired  pattern at 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 .  Adhere the cardstock using Therm-O-Web Sticky Strip Runner, then tie some white tulle to both sides meeting in the middle so the card looks like a package. Use Zots Single Medium to the center of your knot and adhere the foiled flourishes to the tulle.


Add a lapel pin backing to the fabric flower so it can be worn.


Finish off the card by stamping the sentiment, adhering it to the card base and embellishing the front with fabric flower by attaching it using the pin to adhere it to the tulle.
So now Mom's gift is a part of the card too! To find out more about Therm-O-Web's products, visit their webpage here.

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