Monday, June 14, 2010

Tutorial: Felted Cardstock

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Today I will describe my shoebox swap ATC in more detail that I unveiled in last weekend's blog hop.

I printed poker chips off the internet so they would fit into the 1/2" Circle punch. I layered them with two layers of cardstock, also punched with the 1/2" Circle punch, to create a 3-dimensional poker chip. The playing cards and martini where embossed with black embossing powder and colored with Stampin' Write markers, for a nice bright look. And the dice were embossed with white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock.

For the Garden Green poker table surface, I used the felted cardstock technique. 1. Crumple up and unfold your cardstock several times to break down the fibers.

2. The crumpling will cause the layers of cardstock to start separating.

3. Slowly and careful separate the layers. The inside part of one of the separated layers will be your "felted" surface.

4. Here is the intact piece of felted cardstock.

5. I glued a smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock to the back of the felted cardstock for stability.

6. I ran the piece through the sewing machine to secure the edges. Glue is probably fine, especially when you start layering pieces on top, but this is my personal preference for embellishment.

Stamps: Game Night, Card Games, Cheers to You; Paper: Basic Black, Garden Green, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Whisper White; Ink: Versamark, Real Red marker, So Saffron marker, Old Olive marker; Accessories: White embossing powder, Black embossing powder, Sewing machine, Thread.

Thanks for stopping by!


Marla Reed said...

That's a pretty cool technique. I will have to give it a try. I definitely need to branch out and try some new techniques once in a while. TFS!

Karen said...

You do wonderful things with the cards and gaming sets! Lovely! Great tutorial too!

Christel said...

This is a great tutorial! I love the fact that Stampin' Up!'s paper can take this kind of abuse and come out looking great. I have wet the cardstock before and balled it up a bunch to break down the fibers and then re-shape it the way I want. I have never peeled it apart though, I'll have to try that.

Anonymous said...

Very cool, and what a perfect technique for a poker table surface! Your card is awesome, the martini glass is a perfect addition. This is the nicest card I have seen made with this set...