Happy Thursday! Today for Crafty Throw Back Thursday I am sharing another “never been blogged” project. This one comes from July 2013 and is in perfect time for the upcoming July 4th holiday too! I love that this card is both simple and a great way to use fabric scraps on a papercrafting project!
The base of the card is simply a white pre-made card. Ink the edges of the card with Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Distress a piece of manila cardstock with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Stain and water. (See how I do this step-by-step in my Pocket Art Journal Tutorial.) Stamp the distressed manila with the Seasonal Catalog 2 Fourth of July Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. Tear the edges of the stamped piece to fit the front of the card. Adhere the stamped piece to the front of the card and machine stitch around the edges.
Cut out half of one of the round blue game pieces from the Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Game Pieces Fabric. Layer the piece with cotton batting and trim around the edges with pinking sheers. Cut a piece of Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Red Ticking fabric the same width as the blue half circle. Cut the length so that it looks right to a flag. Layer the Red Ticking with cotton batting and trim with pinking sheers.
Adhere the half circle to the top of the red Ticking piece using fabric and sewing machine safe glue stick (Therm O Web). Machine stitch around the half circle, the stripes, and the sides of the flag to create a quilted look.
Cut out the number 4 from the Game Pieces Fabric. Layer the piece with cotton batting. Trim the edges with pinking sheers. Adhere the 4 to the lower edge of the flag and sew around it. Fray the bottom edges of the flag and brush all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.
Adhere the finished flag to the front of the card. Add a Tim Holtz Mirrored Star to the center of the top of the flag.
Do easy and so cute and super fast! I love the vintage Americana feel too it!