This was my brain on Friday morning:
WOOO HOOO!! WOO HOO!! PARTY TIME! I'M IN THE TOP TEN GALLERY IDO-----insert record scratch sound----Fabric? FABRIC?!? Are you kidding me?!?! I've never used fabric on a card before and only have about 3 pieces of fabric in the house and now they're going to make fabric the round three challenge? Seriously?!?
Ok, ok, think, Meg, think. What could you use fabric for? Ruffles? Flowers? Or maybe, with a little luck and a little engineering and a whole lotta scor-tape, you could use it to make this:
(Ok, I promise I'm not usually this video-happy on my blog, but I couldn't not put this song on this post.)
Now all that was left to do was find a sofa template, cut it out, get fabric, then figure out how to cover it so it looked upholstered! Well, I couldn't find a good sofa to use, so I made my own by tracing a picture of one in Silhouette Studio. The legs didn't work from the picture, so I made my own by tracing a picture of a baseball bat, then adding a circle and an ellipse to the ends. Then I used the internal offset feature to trace the inside for the two cushions. I cut everything out and then spent some time at JoAnne's. Did you know the smallest amount of fabric you can buy is one inch? I need a little bit more than that, so my total amount for fabric was $1.25 and I have enough left over to make a bajillion more couches.
To make each cushion, I started by adhering three layers of interfacing to each cardstock shape (using scor-tape), then cutting to size. Then I placed it, interfacing side down, on top of the wrong side of the fabric, then folded the fabric over and adhered it to the back, using lots of scor-tape and cutting off the excess. Then I used my paper piercer and guide to punch the holes for the brads from the back of the cushion and inserted the brads for a tufted look. The pillow was the same idea, only I used a 1.25 inch square and a button brad that matched perfectly! Such a fancy couch need some wallpaper, so I used the long decorative stamp from Waltzingmouse's Very Vintage Christmas to make some. This is why having a stamp index is so handy-I never would have turned to that set for this stamp, but there it was in the "background/flourishes" section, just calling out to be used!
I've got everything crossed over here that can be...even Addison's paws! Thanks again for all of your support for the past two weeks!!