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!