I’ve only recently started entering blog challenges, but sometimes they’re almost a challenge too far! This week at Less is More the theme is to use felt or fabric. Felt? I’ve not used that since my son was a toddler, but having tidied up my stash the other day I knew I had some felt flowers which had been languishing unloved in a box for a couple of years so I decided to put them to good use.
First I stamped the stems, leaves & greeting before embossing them in white. How come stray embossing powder always appears AFTER you heat it, when it was invisible before? Time to try out my new gadget, a Jakar battery-operated eraser pen which I’d only seen used on excess gold leaf but I discovered works equally well on excess embossing powder without damaging the card. Edited to add: I’ve since discovered that whether it works or not very much depends on the type of card – it doesn’t work at all on some!
Once that was sorted I stitched gathers in the middle of the darker pink flower to add a little more dimension because I felt they were too flat. On their own their colour was too similar to the cardstock so I glued the paler pink flowers behind so they stood out a little bit more. A little bling in the centre was all I felt the flowers needed to cover up the stitching. I was well out of my comfort zone with this one but in the end I really enjoyed making it.
Cardstock, flowers & gems: unknown
Stamps: Craftwork Cards, American Crafts
Embossing powder: Cosmic Shimmer