Thursday, September 22, 2011

spice cake broach

I'm a big fan of this broach.  This broach is a little different than the ones everyone is making with the flower folds die.  This is using the fun flowers die.  It has 3 different flower sizes on it.  I cut out 2-3 flowers of each size in different fabrics.  I actually sprayed them with fabric starch, balled it up as tightly as I could and let them dry.  It took a long time to dry.  I actually got my heat tool out to help it along.  That worked well.  Once they were dry, I just opened them up, but didn't flatten them out.  I layered them on top of each other, pierced it with the paper piercer and put an antique brad in the middle.  I would recommend even putting a piece of cardstock or cardboard on the back.  Then glue a pin to the back...or put it on a covered headband. This looks great on my jean jacket :)  Happy Crafting!

fabric starch (I used Niagra)
Spice Cake Designer Fabric
Fun Flowers Die and the big shot
paper piercer and heat tool (to help drying process)
antique brad


Carol Carriveau said...

Great idea, Beth....great colors!