Friday 19 February 2016

Felt, fuzzy hugs


Happy Friday! I'm back today as promised with another card featuring the Springtime Shapes die set and Pattern Swatches stamp set from the exclusive Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Reason to Smile release. :)

Yesterday I turned an egg and carrot die into a sun, and today I'm turning a carrot top into a flower. complete with petals. I decided to try the dies with felt and it die-cut like a hot knife through butter. Perfect! I love the fuzzy, warming texture that felt can bring to a project. By coincidence, I've spotted that SSS have included sheets of felt as part of their new release so maybe we were thinking along the same lines with die-cutting felt - ha!

Hugs close up
The sentiment comes from SSS's Best Hugs stamp set which is quickly becoming my go-to set for fabulous mix-and-match sentiments.

tips and tricks
  • The flower was created by die-cutting carrot tops from blue and green felt. I then kept the blue die-cut shape as it was and cut up the green die-cut shape to create two petals. 
  • To add a bit more dimension to my felt die-cut shapes, I lightly added detail onto them using Copic markers. It makes so much difference! 
  • Yesterday I used the Pattern Swatches stamp set to add detail onto die-cut shapes, but each stamp works beautifully as a background for a focal point; you've got your pick of six different patterns to choose from with this set!
I believe that there's an amazing blog hop on today to celebrate the Reason to Smile release so I recommend hopping along with it for a serious mojo boost. :D

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!


the Blackbird said...

very soft card! So beautiful!

Mandy said...

Absolutely lovely xx

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