Monday, April 23, 2012

Using Canvas

I've seen several cards of late that incorporate canvas into their design, either by tags or die cuts.  The last time I was at Hobby Lobby I checked the scrapbooking aisle just to see what "pre-made" canvas tags cost.....here you have it $2.99 for 3 tags!  You can also buy sticky back canvas (here) ... to achieve this at home just run your cut canvas through a xron sticker machine.
I didn't really plan on buying any tags because the other side of the store sells fabric....including canvas!  Since I had a 40% off coupon (printable on the Hobby Lobby site) I ended up with 1/2 yard of canvas for $3. (It's actually double what you see below since it's folded in 1/2.) Imagine how many tags (or other shapes) you could cut out of this!
Here's a little closer view of the butterflies I cut with my Sizzix die and stamped.
Supplies used:
  • Butterfly and Dragonfly die (Sizzix)
  • Rose stamp from Nature's Beauty (Creative Stamping Club)
  • Script from Background and Beyond (Creative Stamping Club)
  • Black Stazon ink
  • Crayola markers
  • Studio G glitter

Come back tomorrow to see how I used these three canvas butterflies on cards.

8 comments:

pollyspaper said...

These leaves are super beautiful. Love the background script and the glitter : ) Can't wait to see the next post for how you put these little lovelies to use!

Jennifer said...

These are fantastic! I love how you went the way of creating from scratch!

Helen said...

so cool!

Wendys Hat said...

These look fabulous!

Pamela said...

Oh...awesome! I love the vibrancy of the colors.

Christa said...

What a great idea!

A quick question - is your Sizzix die a Sizzlet (thin) or a regular one (thick)?

I've heard that only the thick ones would cut through fabric, but I thought for sure that one was a thin die. If so, do you have any tips for cutting the canvas with the thinner die?

Shoregirl said...

Christa,
The die I used was this one (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sizzix-Originals-Die-BUTTERFLY-DRAGONFLY-combineship-/260731256384?pt=US_Die_Cutting_Machines_Dies&hash=item3cb4cb3e40) -- a thick one.
It's the only one I've used to cut with so far.....but you can be sure I'll try the others out eventually.

Winnie said...

Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. Thanks for explaining the canvas to me. I wish I had a Hobby Lobby here in NYC. I will try canvas soon. Thank you....

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