Thursday, March 3, 2011

Felted Cardstock Technique Tutorial

It's Thursday and time for the promised tutorial on Felted Cardstock.  I know some of you are going to be surprised to learn that the front of my card was not painted nor stamped, but is a napkin that I purchased from a big box store over six months ago.  Once again, Stampin' Up! is right on with what is going to be popular in the future!  Here are the steps to making Felted Cardstock:
Supplies Needed- Napkin(only top layer), Plastic Wrap, Iron, Plain Newsprint
 This is how I started and soon realized that my industrial plastic wrap was not going to melt, I guess that is a good thing if you are wrapping hot food in professional kitchen. LOL  I then tried Press'n Seal and that melted, but make sure that you follow the following recipe:  card stock, Press'n Seal (sticky side up), Napkin (They come three ply, as my ladies found out last night, they will not adhere if the two layers of white are left on, you only want to use the top layer.)
Layers before ironing - Sandwich in plain newspaper - I used SU packing paper.
Use a clothes iron set to the highest setting, no steam.  You can pull the top layer up to see if it is melting.
Melted look

Pull all three layers off
Cut around cardstock - it is best if you pick which section of the napkin you want to use ahead of time.
Trim and glue on card base.
We had fun making these last night at our technique class, hope you do to.

14 comments:

Dale Morin said...

Beautiful card. I would not have guess it wasn't stamped. Thanks for sharing this technique.

Lianne Carper said...

Beautiful job on the card and thanks so much for the instructions!

Vonnie said...

Love your ideas. I was wondering if you could put a e-mail button on your blog. I would love to find you thru blogger e-mail.
Vonnie

Erna said...

Visit your blog while you left a comment on my blog, thanks!! What a stunning projects you have on your blog! It's amazing!! Erna

helloholley said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love this!!! your card came out beautiful, looks so close to Nature Walk!!! Where did you get the napkins?

María said...

Love, love this technique Can’t wait to try it. TFS!!!

Anne Marie said...

Debbie!! Oh my goodness, this is awesome! What a WOW technique you shared. Thank you for all of the details. I can't wait to give it a try. I can't believe how much that stamp looks like Nature Walk, too. :)

Debbie Martin said...

This is not a stamp but a napkin with a birds nest and egg printed on it. I have had several questions today so I hope that this helps.

Sandi said...

Hi Debbie!
Of course I came and looked at this right away on Thursday and have had it on my screen since then, but am just now finding a minute to comment. First thank you so much for sharing how you did this technique -- I would have never guessed it in a million years. So now you know you have added more work to my list -- I have to try this out so I can see it in person. It is beautiful on my screen shot, but I have found that seeing it in person is always a shocker as to how much more awesome a project will look -- so this is going to be way over the top. Thank you again, and so nice to chat with you.

Julia said...

This is so fantastic! I LOVE it and can't wait to try it out. This is a definite WOW card, that's for sure.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Wow, how beautiful and what a terrific technique!!! I so love it. Hugs,

Micki said...

Love your card! (I first saw this technique from my upline, Lydia Fiedler, who did a video on it sometime back, but had forgotten about it!) I really like the napkins you used, too!

After I watched her video...I went out and bought a bunch of different napkins...then fooled around until the fall season was over! (All my napkins were "Fall themed"...but I'll be ready for THIS Fall! LOL)

I had forgotten how neat this was! (I still havent come across any napkins as pretty as yours...but I'll keep looking!) TFS! - Micki
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Kath said...

Debbie I showed your card as the first one from our swap, I told them that if they want to know where the image is from they have to come here ;) Kath
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Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I wish a had those napkins! lol Thanks for sharing the tutorial!