Monday, September 5, 2011

It Felt Like a Good Idea...

I am really trying to jump start back into stamping and everything and the other night when I made a get well soon card for my cousin, I got around to making a few things. I had been looking around for some inspiration and found a couple of challenges on the Moxie Fab World blog. There was the felt challenge and there were a few sketch challenges. I decided to try the felt challenge. I have some felt and have used it sparingly but I do love how it can easily be cut and added to a card for texture without necessarily adding lots of bulk.



I like to be able to make thank you notes whenever I can for challenges because I always need a thank you note. I found some chipboard buttons in one of my drawers and thought I could make a felt button. I used a scalloped circle first, then cut a circle out of the center before mounting onto the chipboard button. It still looked bare, so I added another button to the center. Easy and simple!



This is one that adds texture and some serious bulk! I've not tried rolled felt flowers before and I can honestly say that I need some practice. It is always fun to try something new to see how it works and if there is a trick or shortcut that might help in the future. I couldn't find one here, though. What I did find, however, was a way to use a sketch challenge. I found this vertical sketch could be flipped on its side and used flowers and leaves in place of pennant shapes. I'm not sure if I'm 100% behind the end product but at least I'm stamping!

7 comments:

Krystie Lee said...

These are fantastic! I love it when I see a post from you in my google reader, I know I'm in for some awesome inspiration! :)

Michellem said...

I "felt" like telling you that these cards are gorgeous!! LOVE the rolled flowers!

Cath said...

Hey Elena! Thanks for linking these up to the Fabulous Felt challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Becky Rusher said...

These are great, Elena! I've been wanting to try felt flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cath said...

Hey again, Elena! Thanks also for linking this up to the Vertical Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

sara said...

I love the second card (the rolled felt flowers)! Is there a special technique you use when making a rolled flower (or is it just rolling a strip of fabric)? Either way, love the result, thanks for sharing!

Jill Grace said...

*swoon* stunning cards, as always. Gotta say that #2 is my favorite. Beautiful layout and those flowers are too fun!