Happy Tuesday! Back in July I shared a card I made for the release of new fall and winter stamps featuring a felty witch hat. I wanted to revisit that card today with a tutorial to share the step-by-step process of how I made it with photographs. What I love most about this card is that shows a great way to use stamps in a whole new way to create embellishments for your projects.
Cut a 12″ x 6″ strip of Distress Cardstock. Fold the strip in half to create a top fold card. Sand the edges of the cardstock and apply Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges of the card using an ink blending tool.
Use one of the 6″ x 6″ patterns from the Tim Holtz Laboratory Paper Stash for the front of the card. Trim the edges slightly so that the pattern paper piece is slightly smaller than the front of the card. Use an ink blending tool to apply Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink around the outer edges of the paper.
Adhere the pattern paper to the card base.
Use the large Sized Oval die to cut an oval from felt. Ink the edges and surface of the felt as desired with Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks using an ink blending tool.
Adhere the felt to a scrap piece of cotton batting. Trim the batting around the edge of the felt using pinking shears.
Die cut an ornate frame from manila cardstock. Ink the edges and surface of the felt as desired with Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks using an ink blending tool.
Adhere the frame to the center front of the card.
Adhere the assembled felt/batting piece to the center of the frame.
Sew around the edge of the felt.
Stamp the hat image on the paper backing on 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.)
Can’t find Phoomph where you live? Check your local Joann’s. Mine carries a large selection near the cutting table near the bias tapes, zippers, thread, etc. If you are unable to find it, you can experiment with making your own with a thin foam like fun foam and a Xyron machine.
Cut out the piece with space around the image. Peel away the paper backing from the other side of the piece of Phoomph.
Adhere the stamped piece to a piece of black wool felt. (Acrylic felt should also work.)
Cut out the stamped image through the Phoomph and felt.
Stamp the image again on a scrap of Sticky Back Canvas. You will only need the hat band section so a small scrap will do.
Cut the hat band out. Ink the hat band with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. Brush the edges of the hat band with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.
Use thin wire and pliers to create a metal buckle the size and shape of the buckle in the stamped image.
Slide the buckle onto the hat band.
Peel the backing off of the hat band. Adhere the hat band to the side of the hat without the backing paper.
Peel away the remaining piece of backing paper from the hat.
Adhere the hat to the upper 2/3 or the oval.
Stamp the label portion of the image on a scrap piece of manila cardstock.
Cut out the label. Ink the edges and surface of the label as desired with Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks using an ink blending tool. Adhere the label to the oval under the hat.
I love the accent of color around the edges on the black and white papers of the Laboratorie collection. I think it makes a much bolder color statement than colored pattern paper would make.