A Felt Christmas Card
I sent a card to my partner for the Christmas card on the forum. holiday-exchange-2017 She has it now so I can tell you all about making it.
First I went through my old felt bin to find a thickish piece of felt and cut out a tree shape. It’s a blueish green even if it doesn’t look like it.
I then cut out some red prefelt I had for the background. I did 2 layers for each of these. I did the extra on so if this didn’t turn out I could go with plan B.
Then I roughly cut out a tree shape form a silk scarf I got at the second hand store. I then layers the pieces and wet it all and trimmed the silk a little.
Even with 2 layers the prefelt is not very thick so I added red merino to cover the extra silk and make it thicker and more sturdy. I cut the wool to give it a nice straight edge to put up against the tree and give a nice clean line.
After that was done I flipped it over and wrapped the excess around to the back. I wanted to make sure the tree would stick to the finished felt so I did some poking with my felting needles.
This after the fulling. I blocked them to square them up. The blue colour of the tree came through the silk more than I wanted so I gave it a shave to bring the green back.
I went through my stash looking for some fuzzy gold yarn to use as tinsel but instead found this yarn with beads that I think looks like lights. I sewed it on and then added some shiny pony beads as Christmas balls and a star.
I thought it looked ok but lacking something. So I added some 3D sheep. I think they improve it and make it look finished.
I printed off a post card template from the internet and using fusible web ironed it to the back of the felt. I forgot to take a picture of that but I am sure you all know what the back of a postcard looks like. I like it and my exchange partner seemed to be very happy with it. No I just wait for Canada Post to decide to get mine to me. I am hopeful it will arrive before Christmas.
Here’s wishing you all a great holiday season,
10 thoughts on “A Felt Christmas Card”
Oh yes – the sheep definitely make the card complete – it’s adorable! The yarn with beads was a good find Ann.
Thanks Lyn, sheep make everything complete. 🙂
Great card Ann. I have never heard of pony beads.
Thanks Tracey they are just large beads. They use them a lot for kids crafts and have no idea why they call them pony beads here.
Lovely card Ann! The sheep really finish it nicely. Very festive. Merry Christmas!
Thanks Marylin, Have a great Christmas
Love the card and the sheep are the best part;) Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful and fiber filled New Year.
Thanks Ruth. I do love sheep. Merry Christmas and a wonderful felt and fibery new year to you too.
Oh, wow, that is ace, Ann! I love the sheep too, perfect 🙂
Thanks Zed. I am thinking I need to do more sheep art.