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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Felt Fun!!

So, a couple of my friends have their birthdays close to each other and we generally celebrate them together. For the past couple of years I have also given them handmade gifts (these will be revealed at a later date!!), and also have to come up with something new and different for their cards. 

This was not easy this year as I was severely lacking in inspiration, but eventually I had an idea. There seems to be a lot of people die cutting felt and making flowers at the moment, so thought I would give it a go. Nothing to lose - had a load of felt sat doing nothing - if it didn't work I wouldn't have cost me anything. 

This is one of the cards that I eventually made. I used a size 6 Craftwork Cards white scalloped edge card. The red mat is Bazzil, and the same card was used for the leaves - cut with one of the Spellbinders Foliage dies. The white card is Creative Expressions Coconut white from the neutrals pack. I used a Splendid Circle, and the large scalloped square (a nestie) is embossed with That Special Touch swirl mask.


The flowers are red felt, cut with the largest and middle sized Bitty Blossoms. It took a few runs through my Grand Calibur, but they did cut quite well.


The effect once they are rolled and glued (with my glue gun) is really quite stunning!! I impressed myself this time!! The finishing touch was some flat backed pearls along the egde of the white scalloped square, and two Creative Expressions white pearl hat pins. 

The other card was similar - this time a cream base card, the doodle daisies 'That Special Touch' mask, Spellbinders Lacy Doily and the milk card from the neutral pack - all finished with cream pearls and hat pins.


The brown felt did cause a few problems. It didn't cut right through despite numerous runs through the Grand Calibur. I ended up having to cut along the impressions of the lines. Was still very effective though, so wasn't too annoyed!!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Hooked on Craft Challenges - Flowers
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Flowers
Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog - Use a Flower
Crafting for all Seasons - Handmade Flowers
Polka Doodles - Monochromatic

Back soon!!
Cxx

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. Love those red felt flowers - stunning.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

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  2. Such an elegant card. So pretty! I love the layout. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty ribbons! Hugs!

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  3. I just love, love, love your felt flowers! You did a wonderful job! The design is fantastic. I like the darker one, too. Thank you so much for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!

    Chris

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  4. Beautiful card. I love your details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, good luck
    xx

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  5. Beautiful and elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  6. Great card, love your flowers!! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week. Hugs, Joan

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  7. Really beautiful cards. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

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