Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday Trends / TSG Tips & Tricks- Danielle

What is Wednesday Trends / TSG Tips & Tricks? Every Wednesday the featured Trendsetter will either share a stamping trend that they love or will show you new ways to use their favorite TSG stamp sets! You are sure to be inspired by these amazingly talented ladies :)

Hello Crafty Peeps! This is Danielle checking in with a Wednesday Trend! I've been noticing a lot of fun uses for felt lately and decided I had to dig through my stash of crafty stuff and use a bit of felt on a card. The only problem... I don't have that many colors! But I do have Copic markers and an air compressor. ;)

And to the project... a mountain scene with a blue sky made from felt!

Step 1: Cut your felt to size - I used a die from the Large Circle Nestabilities set. I did have to run it through my big shot a couple of times. Since I did not have a sky blue shade of felt I cut the circle from a piece of cream and then air brushed it with a couple of blue Copic markers (B21/B23).

Step 2: Stamp the mountain image from Aim for the Clouds a couple times on white cardstock and then die cut with the same circle die used to cut the felt. Then trim across the mountain tops. Color to taste - I used T1, T3 and T5 Copic markers. Also cut a slightly larger scalloped circle.

Step 3: Attach the layers together. I lightly tacked my felt to the scalloped layer and then affixed the mountain scene on top of the felt. For added permanency I then stitched the edges together using my sewing machine and heavy duty white thread. Just a note on sewing craft felt: it tends to stretch a bit as you sew, I had to readjust the felt every once in a while as I sewed around the circle.
Step 4: Finish decorating your card! I stamped one of the ballons for Aim for the Clouds, colored with Copic markers, trimmed and then adhered to the felt mountain scene using a super sticky glue dot. A bit of designer paper, ribbon and more sewing finished the card. :)

Hope you have enjoyed this use of felt! If you have any questions just let me know! I just had to leave you with a close up of the scene. :)
Stamps: Aim for the Clouds


  1. Such a cool effect Danielle! Never thought to add felt as the background like that. Thanks for the cool tutorial.


  2. very cool! love this, Danielle!

  3. WOW this is just amazing...Loved it. I have to CASE This :)

  4. Your card is gorgeous Danielle and I can't believe how straight that stitching is!! I think I need a lesson in sewing, I can't even sew a straight line lol!

  5. Love how you used the felt...awesome!! Stunning card :)

  6. Danielle, great project. I love the way you used the felt. Way to go girl.

  7. Love it - that felt has such a gorgeous texture!!!! Jo x


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