I've been using plastic canvas forever for various things as in my March 17 post. I decided while creating a Birthday card today and using this technique to create a brief picture tutorial for a few of it's uses. Plastic canvas is very inexpensive and comes in square and circular shapes. Here I am using the square and the card below uses both square, circle and all these techniques.
2. Create faux stitching with a marker, pen, etc. The same as above, merely line up your canvas and mark holes with your marker. You can coordinate your marker to the paper just as stitching matches material. (The photo below shows the finished first idea and the beginning of the second)
3. Lastly, use your plastic canvas for measuring. Here I used my plastic laid upon my cardstock to mark where to punch with my hole punch for brads! One can use this for eyelets and other embellishments.
Lastly, here is the picture of my finished sample piece, can you think of any other ideas to use it for? TIP: use it to create multiple layers of faux stitched corners!
Now, here is the card I was creating that inspired me to post a brief tutorial for a few uses for Plastic Canvas. First, a picture of supplies used. For the card, I cut my paper to size then using my large hole punch trimmed the corners to create the ticket punch look. Next, I used my paper piercer to poke holes in the desired pieces and stamped sentiment on the layered pieces. On the larger patterned paper I used a circular plastic canvas and marker to create the circle faux stitch. I then stamped on my card base the Salsa Flowers in Cognac. Lastly, assembled the card and attached the Bitty Blossom flower and bling.
Stamps: Contemporary Greetings (TAC Retired) & Salsa Flowers (TAC)
Embellishments: Bazzill Bitty Blossoms (AWeSOME FLOWERS)
Ink: Palette Cognac Miscellaneous: Hole Punches, Paper Piercer & Eyelets