Sunday, October 6, 2019

cardmaking with felt + essentials by ellen october hop

Fall weather makes me want to add a little cozy to all the things, including my cards so I turn to felt!
Hopefully you are joining us for the Essentials by Ellen October Release hop and arriving from Jessica's amazing blog! And before you hop on to my sparkly friend Carissa's blog, let's talk about felt!!!

Felt is a fabulous addition to cards because it adds a little texture but isn't too bulky. Wool felt is also easy to die cut and just darn cute! 

Tips for using felt:
  • choose the right felt - wool felt die cuts beautifully but acrylic felt can be hard to get a clean cut.
  • choose the right adhesive - I like making felt "stickers" with double-sided adhesive.
  • be careful when using low-tack tape to hold down dies while running through die cutting machine. Try to place tape on the edge of dies because removing the tape after die cutting can pull/snag felt and you don't want that on the shape you are going to use.
See a little more in this quick video...




Thanks so much for stopping by! And don't forget to check out what Carissa has made!

Hugs!
Carly


P.S. See the whole new Essentials by Ellen release HERE!

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48 comments:

Joyce said...

Love your pretty card.

Joyce Verdon said...

Love this use of felt and the sentiment kit!

QueenofStampalot said...

Beautiful card. This is a fun blog hop.

Susan T said...

I love how you used felt on the card. I haven't done that in a long time. Thanks for revisiting it for me.

Adoree said...

Love the idea of felt... great card

Kris in Alaska said...

Thanks for the tips on cutting felt! I've never done it before so it will help when I try it!

Louanne said...

Really like the felt sentiment! Adds an interesting texture to the card - thanks for sharing.

Sandy M said...

I love your comment on taping down the felt when cutting it. I didn't realize it would not stick like washi does. I love your cards.

Unknown said...

Pretty cards with beautiful backgrounds. I never would have thought about using felt as a die cut, very smart of you! Thanks for all your tips, you've saved me from making lots of mistakes.

Sharon H said...

Love those colors together! And I don't think I would have thought of using felt letters on a card, but I like the way it turned out. Thank you!

Rachelle Oltean said...

I really like the simple, colorful graphic design of these cards - it's nice to let the typography shine every once in a while!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful fall cards with these pretty images! Love the Mondo Chrysanthemum set!

Gail Spresser said...

Very nice bold Felt lettering on these cards! Like the use of the Monda Chrysanthemum. Thank you.

Tami B. said...

I like the idea of using felt for the sentiment. Cute cards.

Isabel Z said...

Your backgrounds are gorgeous!

ScrappyTeacher said...

Absolutely gorgeous work!

Unknown said...

Love the use of felt

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Love the bright orange felt against the purple background.

Nan said...

Great tips about the felt!

Lorraine said...

Those images look so pretty embossed. Love the idea to line up the letters!

Jill aka neeuqpmats said...

So beautiful! What nice colors!! I love orange! So it's always nice to see what other people do with it on their cards!! :)

JMN said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your tips for felt cutting in your video.

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Caly
Love your cards. Thank you so much for your idea on felt sentiments. Blessings

brinkleyboy said...

Thanks for all the inspiration with your two cards! They are bold and sassy and fun!! The tape trick for lining up Peters is genius!!love the use of texture to the card by using felt!!

Gab said...

These are so fun - love the texture of the felt

~amy~ said...

pure perfection.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Love the backgrounds and felt letters! Great idea!

Karthikha said...

Super pretty cards with lovely backgrounds :)

Jansart46 said...

Love your cards, and the felt letters

Chai Dackermann said...

Your card is so cute. I love the colors and the technique. Good idea using tape to line up letters. I too struggle with keeping it straight.

Teri S. said...

I love the orange sentiment against the blue background of your second card Carly. They play so well together don't they? I'd never in my life thought to use felt for a sentiment, but that is a super cool look. It certainly adds interest & dimension. Thanks.

Jennifer said...

So awesome to see this new idea for using felt!!! Thank you

LIZARD said...

The felt accent words on your cards looks marvelous! Beautiful backgrounds! Such a great idea and thank you for the tips! Super helpful for future reference.

Dana M said...

Oh what wonderful clean designs and fabulously vibrant colors. Amazing cards!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: what fabulous cards and flowers. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Sue D said...

I like the use of felt on these pretty and colorful cards.

Jean said...

Love these fun colorful cards!

Eveline said...

I love the felt letters. But I also love the backgrounds you made.

DeniseHB said...

Oh a new material to use in card making and it looks fantastic! Your cards are beautiful and the tip on cutting the felt is one I will use. thank you.

TK said...

Beautiful outline cards, gorgeous colors!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the sentiments in felt.
The colors of the cards are
bold and so pretty. The
embossing adds texture also.
Great cards.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Love the texture of the felt! Cute cards!

Eileen said...

Love the backgrounds!

Jeannie said...

Great cards Carly! Thanks for the felt cutting tips. Can't wait to try some felt on my cards.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Great cards and colors. Pretty flower. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Helen said...

Love your bright, happy cards, Carly! Wonderful helpful hints about using felt! Thanks so much for sharing!

Seester2T said...

I love the different fonts on those sentiments!

Sharilyn Decker said...

I like the different way you make your splatters of white and black-- and yes the black is a nice addition!