Shading + Using Felt On Cards

December 30, 2016

Hi there! Today I am excited to share how to shade felt embellishments and use them on your cards to create a quick and easy piece that looks stunning. The embellishments that I am using are made by Hero Arts and come as a gift with some orders. However, you can easily make your own embellishments using regular felt, Stick It adhesive, and dies. I hope to create a video in the future sharing how to create your own felt embellishments.

When I am using felt on my cards I like to add dimension to it to give a bolder look and make it stand out on the card. For this, I use a variety of gray Copic Sketch Markers and fade them out into whatever color the felt is. This gives the blending a soft effect with a bold color wherever you added the darkest gray marker.


To finish off the card with flower embellishments, I colored a background using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and Wink of Stella on bristol cardstock. Creating a colorful and bold background with varying colors like this gives a great grounding for the embellishments to stand out on. Then, I added a sentiment, some sequins, and Glossy Accents for some raised shine.


To finish off the ornament felt card, I used a diamond shape stencil to create a soft blending of color that fades to the edges of the card. Then, I added the ornaments on with some string above each one. Finally, I added a sentiment and some glossy accents for extra shine and embellishments.


All of the supplies used in today’s video are linked below. I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson (EH) and Simon Says Stamp (SSS), so I do get a portion of the profit (with no extra cost to you) this is how I am able to run this blog. Affiliate links used when possible. I appreciate your support!

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  • Reply Teresa Doyle December 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Great cards Simon!

  • Reply Sharon Field December 30, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Great job…………love the depth the markers made. Happy New Year!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard January 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Love the pouncing on the watercolored background with the Wink of Stella. Thanks for sharing.

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