I hope that you are all having a wonderful Wednesday. We are in our last week of school here and I am so not really ready for it! This week’s challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is Felt That. I have never worked with felt on a card so this was a great challenge. I had some felt lying around and I just purchase the Tim Holtz Sand and Sea die and was trying to think of a way to use it. All this came together for this fun sea inspired card.
The stenciled strip of paper is actually a scrap from an earlier card. I didn’t pick-up the trimmings right away and it was lying on top of the sandy colored paper, also from a previous project. When I saw it lying there I knew a pop of orange would really look nice with those two. Then came the felt challenge and everything really came together.
I started by trimming the teal paper down to fit my card and then I added a scrap of orange cardstock. This was then adhered to the card base.
Next, I die cut the seahorse and starfish. My felt was white and it cut out so easily and cleanly. Once I had my pieces I added color with a variety of color sprays. For the seahorse, I used Bahama Blue and Patina Glimmer Mist and also Peacock Feather Distress Spray. For the starfish, I used Sunlight and Apricot Jelly Glimmer Mists. I sprayed the felt and then set them aside to dry.
Next, I create the sentiment. For this I cut an oval using my Spellbinders Nested Ovals and stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up using Peacock Feathers. The little heart below is from an All Night Media set and was stamped using Spiced Marmalade. I added a light application of Spiced Marmalade on the edge of my oval. I then added adhesive foam circles and layered this over my stenciled strip.
Next, I glued my felt pieces to my card and added the adhesive gems. I then added a touch of glitter by applying Orange Slice Stickles to my little starfish.
I really liked working with the felt and I was really surprised with how well I was able to cut it out. Thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Sincere Salutations – Stampin’ Up & Hearts – All Night Media
Paper: Almond Cream & Tangerine Burst – Bazzill & Neenah Solar White
Color Sprays: Apricot Jelly, Sunlight, Bahama Blue & Patina Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels & Peacock Feather Distress Spray – Ranger
Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Lucky Clover & Peacock Feathers Distress Ink – Ranger
Other: Sand and Sea Die by Tim Holtz – Sizzix, Classic Felt in White – Ecofi, Foam Circles – Recollections, Adhesive Gems – Hero Arts, Orange Slice Stickles – Ranger, Square Lattice Stencil – Heidi Swapp