Charity here from Scrappin’ Chaos with a tutorial for hand stitched cards with colored burlap shapes. The fibrous, loose weave of burlap adds wonderful texture to any project. The downfall of this fabric is the easy way it ravels out; follow these step by step instructions to make sure it keeps its shape.
Step 1: Cut heart shape from canvas. Cut a burlap square ½ inch larger than the canvas. The extra material will prevent the burlap from raveling.
Step 2: Stitch the canvas shape to the burlap using a zig-zag stitch.
Step 3: Trim the burlap to fit the canvas.
Add beads, running the thread between the burlap and canvas to hide it.
Fussy cut wings from Mini Origins.
Cut Sonnet Reverse paper to 8×6″, fold in half. Adhere wings to card front. Center burlap heart on wings and adhere.
Step 7: Die cut sentiment from Red Foiled Paper. Adhere to burlap heart.
Best Wishes Card
Elizabeth Craft Designs Cutting Die
Step 1: Cut All Are Welcome paper to 5.5 x 3.5″.
Draw Diagonal lines on the back, about 1.75″ apart. My lines correspond with the lattice design on the front. I used a paper piercer to mark them from the front, then connected the dots with a ruler and pencil on the back.
Pierce holes about 1 cm apart along the diagonal lines.
Step 4: Stitch each diagonal line with Gold braid using a back stitch. Secure ends with tape.
Step 5: Cut White cardstock to 8×6″, fold in half.
Step 6:Cut Flower Embossed Gold paper to 6×4″, adhere to White cardstock.
Step 7: Make hot air balloon with canvas, hunter burlap, and gold beads following directions illustrated above with pink heart. Adhere to card front.
Step 8:Die cut sentiment from kraft paper. Adhere to card front.
These two card are great examples for using colored burlap in cardmaking. Once you have the technique mastered use burlap shapes in scrapbooking, art journaling, upcycling, and even planning. Be sure to post your creations online so we can all admire them!