So my first card is just a denim decoration with a message. I actually cut the oval with a Spellbinders Petite Oval. This is 'shirt denim' which is thinner,and I'm not sure it would work with heavy jeans denim . The background is actually a shiny gold cardstock, but we are having a snowstorm today and my pictures are not good. I added the center panel which is Michaels Recollections. Then I stamped the Picture Show flower on another Recollections pattern and cut it out. I was at a friends's house and used her Happy Birthday stamp. Thanks, Vi.
This second card is my favorite. I love Paper Piecing and I just did the same thing with denim. This time it's thick denim from old jeans. You will need a sissor that cut heavy cloth for this. I stamped the balloons on the Recollections cardstock and then stamped it again on the denim. I cut out the balloon parts and glued them right where they fit. Tombo Mono glue works well here.
I am rethinking this last one. It's not my favorite and I need to come up with another one that has the main image stamped. Also after I finished it, I thought that "no one wants an "in the toilet birthday" so the inside is going to have to reflect that. I get so excited about doing a card that sometimes I forget to put any thought into what I am saying. Duh! I am uploading it just so you can see that stamping on denim works well.
I cut a piece of denim that was already frayed on the edge and stamped the image on it. I use Archival Jet Black which is a permanent ink and does well here. Pigment Ink takes longer to dry so it's necessary to use care not to smudge, or just dry it with a heat tool.
In my practice, I have found that darker ink works the best, but I have also stamped a main image with a lighter ink or an ink that is getting dry and the image was not good. Then I used an ink pen or black and/or red fine tip marker to bring out the image. Fine detail images may not work as well, so I have stayed away from them. So...don't throw out those old jeans. Recycle them.