Do you remember the card I shared recently which featured a White Felt poinsettia? I was asked if I’d make a video showing how I made it but I wasn’t able to do it at the time. My problem was not being able to get the correct sandwich for die-cutting the felt flower layers. Not being one who gives up easily, I persevered and worked out what I was doing wrong and from that time forward, I thoroughly enjoyed using the felt and moved onto our Velveteen Sheets and then onto our Red Velvet Paper. The poinsettia looks beautiful and is so amazingly soft and smooth when made with these products.
It was easier to work with the Velveteen and the Velvet Paper because both products have paper on the reverse side and therefore it’s easier to adhere the layers together. The felt isn’t difficult but needs to be held in position for a couple of minutes which isn’t a good idea when making a video. Please don’t let this detail put you off from using felt because it’s a great product to work with.
Before making the video I experiment with stamping on the Red Velvet Paper. Not surprisingly the Tuxedo Black Ink that I used didn’t dry Although the Stazon Jet Black Ink appeared to dry, when I rubbed one of the petals along a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) – after leaving it to dry overnight – it left a black streak. This surprised me because I assumed it would be completely dry and therefore it would be streak-free! Does anyone know why the petal left a black streak?
The second card I made – after the white felt poinsettia card – was the one where I used the Real Red, Early Espresso and Just Jade Felt This card taught me that felt is not a suitable material to be used for die-cutting thin images. I found that the flowers on the fodder leaves virtually fell apart in my hands because the stems were far too thin for the felt to hold itself together. With the cards I made using the Red Velvet Paper I had to use cardstock for the green leaves behind the red petals. The two different products blended in with each other beautifully. My point is that for thin images like the fodder leaves and flowers can be die-cut using cardstock and it won’t spoil the look of your card.
While I was putting the second card together, it dawned on me that the leaves in the die set are holly leaves. I know that with the Poinsettia the leaves start as red flower petals and turn green. I imitated this by using the largest die to cut some green leaves to go behind the red petals. I hope that today’s video has given you plenty of ideas of different ways you can use the Poinsettia Dies as well as the Red Velver Paper, the Felt Combo Pack and the Velveteen Combo Pack. I have throughly enjoyed playing with the different products and hope you enjoy it, too.
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you on Tuesday. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
because I had problems getting my die-cutting machine to die-cut the felt layers.