I started with a white piece of felt. I tried cutting it with a die but for whatever reason it wouldn't work so I just used the indention left by the die as a guide and cut it with my scissors. I decided to use my Distress Inks to color my white piece of felt. I smeared the two colors on my craft mat, spritzed them with water, and then swirled the felt around in it. I let them dry overnight and I love the way they turned out. If you want a unique background this will be different every time.
Emoticons are so fun and I couldn't resist using them on this card! I stamped them on some white cardstock and then colored them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I only have a few of these markers and am still learning how to use them for coloring and shading so I did some really simple coloring with CT1, CT2, and CT3 just to give a little dimension. You could just stamp them on yellow paper if you don't have markers to color them in with. I then used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush and Glossy Accents to make them really pop. Once I hand cut them out (I didn't have a circle punch or die that matched exactly) I used a black marker to ink the edges. The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder on some scraps of black cardstock. Against the white card and colored felt this really pops. I centered the emoticons over the sentiment for a nice clean look. I used my Tiny Attacher to add this strip to the felt and glued the whole felt piece to my card.
I hope you will try using felt on one of your cards. It was a fun thing to try and I just might do it again sometime. Thanks for stopping!
- cardstock- misc scraps
- felt- misc scraps
- ink- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry, Faded Jeans), Simon Says Stamp (Intense Black), VersaMark
- stamps- BoBunny (Emoji Stamp), Hero Arts (CL342)
- markers- Spectrum Noir (CT1, CT2, CT3), Zig (Wink of Stella- Clear Glitter Brush)
- misc- Ranger Embossing Powder (Superfine Detail White), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Ranger Glossy Accents