Monday, April 12, 2010

Fun with felt




Here's a card made with one of the new Sprouts from The Greeting Farm. Her name is Dee Dee and she's such a cutie!

I paired her up with a felt flower that I made using Betsy Veldman's tutorial here. Thanks to sweet Lucy for sharing the link on her blog.




I chose to work with felt because it's my favorite fabric, and the new blossom dies from Papertrey Ink. The dies cut fabric and felt beautifully and I'd like to make them in different colors--perfect for Mother's Day!




For the leaves, I stitched a random leaf shape onto green felt to create the "veins". Then I trimmed them out and I like how they look. I have a green thumb!


Special thanks to Kelly for sharing with me her Copic numbers for a fair skinned Dee Dee!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Hero Arts
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill Basics
Ink: Memento, Versafine
Other: 100% wool felt, Papertrey Ink exclusive Blossom die, Cuttlebug embossing folder,
Stampin Up border punch (thanks, Heather!), pearls

32 comments:

  1. Hi Donna, Thank you for your kind comments on my blog :). Your card is so pretty. Especially the felt flower & leaves as is the colours you used xoxoxoxoxo

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  2. Wow, what a cute card! Great idea for the leaves!

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  3. LOVE this Donna! What perfect colors and your flower is a wonderful touch, you did a great job on it!

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  4. Super sweet card! Your felt flower is gorgeous!

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  5. Wow... love Dee Dee.. and of course your handmade felt flower..

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  6. Your felt flower and leaves are lovely especially your stitching on the leaves. That Dee Dee is too cute :)

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  7. Dee Dee is adorable and I love the colours and that flower! Gorgeous work my dear! Jo x

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  8. Oh Donna, you do have a green tumb! I love those leaves! They look fab - and what a yummy flower!

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  9. This is so ADORABLE! You are my new felt queen!!!

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  10. Love it!!! This is so pretty, I love the coloring. I can't wait for my DeeDee to come in. Love your color combo :).
    Have a Wonderful week.
    Hugs,
    Denise

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  11. Seriously....I just melted!!! How bloody ADORABLE is this! The colours are PERFECT...your colouring PERFECT......your flower bloody PERFECT!!!!

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  12. Beautiful card, Joy, and you made your own flower and leaves too!

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  13. I just love visiting your blog, you have such cute ideas, I will have to try that flower, it looks tooooo cute. Keep up the good work

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  14. Geez Donna, you are so talented! LOVE this design with all your pink and browns--one of my fav color combos. Your felt flower turned out so beautiful too. A very PRECIOUS and ADORABLE card!!!

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  15. ooohhhh...I do love the fair faced Dee Dee. she is so cute like that! love your card & coloring, your felt flower really adds to the card. love that you stitched your own leaves too! amazing! have a wonderful Monday!

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  16. Donna, another WOW card! I am lovin' Dee Dee and I am swooning over that felt flower with the stitched leaves! Everything is perfect ;D

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  17. I LOVE your felt flower! Running right now to see if my nestie will cut through the felt I have on hand. Did I say I LOVE your card? :))))

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  18. Oh wow! Your handmade flowers are the perfect embellishment on this extra cute card! Love the stitching on the leaves, too! Very striking!

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  19. What wonderful flowers and leaves! Love the stitching on your leaves. Then onto your beautiful image colored so beautifully. Lovely card!

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  20. love the flower. I liked that tutorial as well. But hadn't thought about using felt. Perfect compliment to your little sprout!!!

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  21. Donna, you found your blog award...heehee! I just love visiting your blog and I always know I will find something beautiful and fun when I'm here ;D AND...not only are you super talented, but you are super sweet, too ;D Hugz - Cheryl

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  22. So cute, Donna! Great the idea to sew on the felt leaves! Wonderful detail!
    marilynv19

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  23. Dee... just like me!!! Deirdre.... abbreviated by all friends to Dee.... will just have to get her... (as if I need an excuse!!!) LOL!

    ADORE your card. Love those flowers too... saw how Betsy made them.... will have to have a go... when all this Royal Battle pressure is over!!!! Hugs

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  24. this is adorable, Donna! Love the felt leaves! Great idea!

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  25. awww..... you colored Dee Dee so beautifully and that felt flower is the best touch! LOVE those yummy colors you used. i love love love this!! YUM!! =)

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  26. This is GORGEOUS Donna! I love your coloring and how you layered the felt, WOW!

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  27. pretty flowers! love them in felt!

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  28. So yummy! Your felt floral looks sweet enough to eat, I love it so much!

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  29. She is so cute! You always pick the cutest stamps. Your coloring, as always, is impeccable. The felt flower and leaves (squeal!) are just awesome! I've not ventured into felt yet. I'm always a few steps behind everyone else. *sniff* I'll probably get around to playing with it when it's on the clearance rack. :-P

    Anywho, good show!

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  30. Ooh, love those leaves!!! Fantastic!

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  31. Oh, wooowww.... those leaves and flower are neat! :) I am loving all your recent creations. :)

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  32. Another georgeous card Donna. Loving the felt flowers, you are very clever! I love the Dee Dee stamp as well :-)

    Sarah
    xxxxxx

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