Today I have another new card to share that features the new holiday 2014 stamps from Tim Holtz. Today I have a fun and felty card that has just the absolutely best witch’s hat ever! The second I saw it I knew I needed it in felt. But stamping on felt is just not ideal. I think I came up with a great solution though.
The witch hat comes from the new Halloween Blueprint 3 set. I am not a huge Halloween fan, but I love that hat and broom so much! I was so excited for them that I couldn’t wait to create a Halloween project using them!
To create this card, I cut a 12″ x 6″ strip of Distress Cardstock. I fold the strip in half to create a top fold card. I sanded the edges of the cardstock and applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges. I used one of the 6″ x 6″ patterns from the Tim Holtz Laboratory Paper Stash. I trimmed the edges slightly so that the cardstock color would show and create a border. I used an ink blending tool to apply Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink around the outer edges of the paper. I adhered the pattern paper to the card base.
To embellish the card I added several layers. The base layer is a frame cut from manila cardstock using the Tim Holtz Ornate Frame die. I used an ink blending tool to apply Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Inks to the frame. I die cut a large oval from cream wool felt using the large oval die from the Sized Ovals set. I adhered the felt oval to a piece of cotton batting. I trimmed the batting so that it created a border around the felt using pinking sheers. I adhered the felt/batting piece to the ornate frame. I then stitched around the oval with my sewing machine. Adhere the assembled piece to the card front.
I adhered a piece of black wool felt to a piece of Phoomph. Phoomph is a thick foam that has adhesive on both sides. The adhesive has a peel away paper backing on each side. After adhering the felt to one side of the Phoomph, I flipped it over and stamped the hat image on the paper backing on the back of the Phoomph. I cut out the image with fine tip scissors. Peel that remaining backing away and you have a 3D sticker. Adhere the hat to the upper 2/3 of the oval.
This is a great way to use stamps that have a great outline. I think the cat in this stamp set would also be great in felt although it might be a bear to cut out!
To embellish the hat, I stamped the hat image on Sticky Back Canvas. I cut out the hat band. I used an ink blending tool to apply Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to the canvas. I copied the size and shape of the buckle with some jewelry wire. I did a bit of simple wire wrapping with the wire to create a buckle. I slipped the hat band through the buckle and adhered the band with buckle to the hat.
I stamped the word part of the image on a scrap of manila cardstock. I cut out the word around the frame and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. I adhered it to the felt just below the hat.
I really wish you could touch this card! It is so puffy and fuzzy. And that hat! That hat was just made to be in felt!