Finally Friday with Risa Alvarez

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Felt Bloom CardFinally Friday?!  Seems like Friday keeps sneaking up on me.  This month has been so busy!  I guess that is just life.  My days are going by in a flash.  Today I want to share a quick tutorial with you.  I love all things felt, especially these easy fringed felt blooms.  Here is how I make them:

Felt Bloom 1

You will need some super sticky tape, a pair of scissors, glue dots and a piece of felt cut to 1 1/2 x 4 inches.  I like to use the acrylic felt found in craft stores for cards.  It's less expensive than the wool or wool blend specialty felts.Felt Bloom 2

Step One:  Add a strip of strong tape to the 4 inch edge of the felt.  Peel the release paper and fold the felt in half hot dog way.  You will see what I mean in step two. Felt Bloom 3 Step Two:  Once the strip is secured with tape hot dog way add a second strip of strong tape on the 4 inch edge as pictured.
Felt Bloom 4

Step Three:  Fringe with scissors.  Cut the fold of felt about 1/8 of an inch apart and down to the adhesive. Felt Bloom 5

Step Four:  Peel the adhesive release paper and ROLL. Felt Bloom 6

Step Five:  Adhere to your card front with glue dots and embellish with hand cut felt leaves. Felt Bloom Card Close

Here is a close up of the finished flower in action.  I cut the leaves freehand from a scrap of olive felt and used glue dots to secure the whole thing to itself and to the card.Felt Bloom Card Thank you for stopping by!  Whether, for you, it's FINALLY Friday or I can't believe it's already Friday I hope it's a good one.

Supplies used to create this card include:  Bazzill Smoothies Kraft Cardstock, TAC Brown Cardstock, Sands of Time Classic Soar with It Collection Pattern Paper, Nina B. for TAC exclusive stamps Giddy Up RN-15 and Fancy Labels RN-18, Nestabilities Labels 18 dies, Palette Burnt Umber ink, Deckle Scissors, craft felt, and May Arts stitched ribbon.

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  1. Wonderful tutorial Risa - the whole card is terrific! Love the detail within the label too. :) Hang in there - the weekend is almost here!!

  2. Beautiful card GF! Love the tutorial too!!

  3. Wonderful card Risa, love the layering on your label too!
    Thanks for the great tutorial, love the no-sewing approach to this flower can't wait to try it out!

  4. How fun! And it looks so much harder before you explain it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. As always Risa, you have made another beautiful, clean, polished card & I looove the felt flower. Going to try that with other materials as well!

  6. oh how cute. So going to try those!! How did you get the label stamp to look like that? Did you paper piece? Love the colors!!

  7. Love this! I am so going to make some of these!! Thank you!!

  8. What a fun little flower. I bet it can be done with ribbon and paper too!!! Thanks for the ideas! Kerry