Friday, May 26, 2017

Hand-Rolled Felt Flowers

Let me tell you....I was SO EXCITED when I saw that this week's Make it Monday Challenge over on the Papertrey Ink Blog is the Felt Flowers Challenge.  I was almost giddy when I saw the post.  While I adore PTI, and love playing along in their challenges; I have NEVER won this challenge.  But this time, I don't mind that one bit because the challenge is Felt Flowers, and I am smitten with making them.
When I thought about which PTI dies to use, I quickly remembered a wonderful tutorial by Ashley Cannon-Newell (follow link for instructions) teaching this technique for making these sweet rolled rose buds using Papertrey Ink's fabulous Heart Border Die.  If you don't have a lot of PTI and want to treat yourself, this die is a great choice.
I used the Heart Border Die here on this card two different ways.  I used it once, as I explained above, to make my hand-rolled felt rose buds; and a second time to make a border and lay it flat.  Using my PTI Heart Border Die, I cut it once out of Vintage Cream Wool Felt. and a second time out of vellum, and I layered them.
The card base is two patterned papers that are inked on their edges with Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, and the sentiment (Hello) is from the Papertrey Ink stamp set What The Doodle Feather.  You will also notice that I cut a small doily out of vellum and placed it under the sentiment.  That doily was created using Papertrey Ink's lovely Doily Details Trio and adds a nice layer under the sentiment.
Here are the fabulous challenges where I'm sharing my card:

#285 - Felt Flowers - I loved Lizzie's tutorial.  I used a fabulous technique I learned from an Ashley Cannon-Newell' PTI tutorial on wool felt rolled roses (explained above).  PTI products used include (used two ways) Heart Border Die, PTI leaf die, What The Doodle Feather Mini Stamp SetCream Cotton Button TwineDoily Details Die-Cut TrioBerry Sorbet Wool FeltSimply Chartreuse Wool Felt and Vintage Cream Wool Felt.

CropStop Challenge #28 - Anything Goes.  I used May Arts Ivory Burlap String, Tombow Adhesive, and Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Hickory Smoke, Black Soot and Spun Sugar.

ScrapyLand Challenge Blog - Challenge #66 - Lace and/or Pearls.  I used lots of little pearl accent stickers and a pearl stick pin.  I used several PTI dies, as well as one Spellbinders die.

Dare2BArtzy - Girly Challenge

Thanks for visiting,

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  1. What a pretty card Karen - I do love your colours of felt that you have used for the flowers, and the vellum accents such a delicate contrast to the felt

  2. How pretty! I am hoping you win this time.

  3. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS Karen! I can see why you got so excited as your flowers are just so pretty! Love the whole layout of the card too and all the extra bits you added! And don't be bummed about not winning the MIM challenges...I have never won a MIM either! I have won at the last 2 monthly blog hops though and also a Release Day win last month, so 3 wins in about 6 weeks. I don't tell you that to brag, but to let you know that it had been over 2 years since I have won anything at PTI and I play faithfully in EVERY challenge each week and month! So keep playing and you will win eventually!! :0)

  4. Ooooh! What a gorgeous card! Love the gray checks, rolled roses, twine, pearls, and that pretty designer paper! Everything goes together so nicely to create the perfect card! Thanks for linking this lovely card up to Cropstop!

  5. Karen, what a lovely card! And another great way to use the heart border die. I'll have to try this too!

  6. These are adorable, Karen! Glad I have that heart border die :) The grey gingham paper is the bomb!

  7. Pretty card, and great job with your rolled roses. I have tried that...but mine sure did NOT turn out as nice as yours!

  8. I love this, Karen! The felted flowers are perfect!

  9. Love your beautiful felt flowers on your lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  10. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.. I love the felt flower and the color choices for the whole card. Stunning. So very creative.

  11. Karen, those felt flowers are gorgeous and your card is so beautiful.


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