Friday, December 3, 2010

Tim's Felt Tech - Poinsettia Christmas

Well, I hope you're following along with Tim's 12 days of Christmas this year. He's coming up with beautiful tags and lots of inspiration.

One of the things that caught my eye (there were a bunch) was Tim's stamping with a custom stamp pad. Ink up your stamp with a permanent type ink (like Versafine which is what I used), stamp onto a Cut 'n Dry FELT (not foam), keep the stamp in place and draw around your wooden block if you're using or around your unmounted stamp. Remove stamp and cut around your image with Koi or similar type scissors, leaving a slight but equal border all around. Now color your felt with the appropriate colors for your image, starting from lightest color to darkest and staying on the lines of your design. The colors will "wick" out, but won't cross contaminate. When done, reink your stamp with the new stamp pad and stamp onto either cardstock or watercolor paper. You can then either clear emboss your image, or use a waterbrush to move the colors around, or you could have lightly sprayed your stamp prior to stamping - all of which give you very interesting results.

I remember doing this technique when he first came out with it a couple years ago, can't remember what stamp I used or what I did with the felt...

Anyway to see the descriptions for other elements of the card click on image. Enjoy.

And it also fits for this challenge
RSC Beeswax Dec Sketch Challenge Sketch
Paper Sundaes #46 Adorn those Corners
Totally Stampalicious Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge Do whatever you like
A Crafty Little Place #66 Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #12 anything goes


Shana said...

Your embellished corners are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Your flower is wonderful and this is very classy looking.

Dawn said...

This is wonderful, I also loved this technique when Tim described it. I will have to try again. I loved the idea.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Hope to see you real soon.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place this week!!

Kathryn said...

What a lovely technique, thanks for joining us this week at Anything Goes, K x

Kathryn said...

What a lovely technique, thanks for joining us this week at Anything Goes, K x

sue said...

beautiful card wow impressive technique thanks for joinig us at anything goes x sue x

Tracy V. said...

Nice card! Love the technique. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes,
Tracy V

Gez said...

Beautiful card. :)
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week. Hope to see you again soon.xx