Felted Cardstock

by Lydia Fiedler

Use plastic wrap and a decorative napkin to create a cool background.

Supplies

  • Decorative paper party napkins
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Large Pad of Newsprint
  • Iron
  • White cardstock
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Embellishments

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Separate printed layer of napkin from white layer.

  2. Step 2

    Open pad of newsprint to middle.

    Place white cardstock, plastic wrap and then napkin on newsprint with printed side of napkin facing up.

    Put two sheets of the newsprint on top of this sandwich.

  3. Step 3

    With your iron on the highest non-steam setting, begin ironing the sandwich, going over it evenly for a few minutes, making sure you iron the entire area.

    Let cool.

  4. Step 4

    While holding the napkin down with one hand, carefully remove the top two sheets of newsprint.

    Then slide your hand under the newsprint and pop the card up off the bottom newsprint.

    Check to be sure the napkin is fused to the cardstock everywhere - especially at the corners. If it's not, simply put the newsprint back down and continue ironing. You can do this as often as necessary.

  5. Step 5

    When the cardstock is felted, simply flip it over and trim off the excess napkin, and use the cardstock as you normally would.

  6. Step 6

    Finish your card.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Felted Cardstock. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Love the technique! The tutorial is wonderful
greatest way to teach a technique or anything
Hope to see more of them
Carol P  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 11:27 AM
I am on my way to Michael's for these supplies!!! What a great way to make my Christmas Cards this year...thanks for an amazing video-how-to, too!
Diane  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 11:30 AM
LOVE the tutorials! Adding the video is FANTASTIC! Makes instructions much clearer and to understand. GREAT job SCS! You are awesome!!! Thank you!
Cindy  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 11:31 AM
LOVE the videos! Makes it all easier to understand. SCS you are AWESOME!!! Thank you!
Cindy  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 11:34 AM
Oh, I look this look, and have received a card made with this technique for a birthday card. I've been wanting to do one, but didn't know how. Thank you so much for the tutorial and the video visual tutorial. Once I find the pad of newsprint, I'm going to make one of these. Thanks for doing the tutorials for us. Love your card too - and thanks for the coloring technique too.
Wanda  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 11:35 AM
How fun is this?? Some people sure have a creative mind! One question...can you use regular newspaper or is it not as thick as what you use here?
Andrea Bouchard  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 11:37 AM
I really like the video. It makes it so much easier to follow the technique that is being taught. Thanks for the good work!!
Barbara Oeland  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 11:50 AM
I can't wait to try this. Cool!!!!!
martha  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 12:11 PM
IT was GREAT I love it.
trudy Ellis  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 12:13 PM
Lydia:
Phenomenal! your voice and tone is perfect, timing is perfect, you seemed to pay attention to detail perfectly!
Are you a teacher? You are very talented.
Thank you!
Alex
alex  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 12:15 PM
I have watched a lot of how-to videos but none as easy to follow as this one. Keep up the good work. I will definitely be a more frequent visitor
stampagrama  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 12:35 PM
Lydia,

GREAT TUTORIAL! Really, I mean that. I don't usually comment on the weekly tutorials because they just aren't my style, a little bit on the more is too much with the embellishments, but this week's tutorial is so simple and elegant. Your delivery and tone were perfect for us visual learners. Without the video I don't think I'd even give this a second look, but the video makes me want to go out get some newsprint! I've got a few napkins laying around in my craft area for this purpose. Thanks again!
Kelli  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 1:12 PM
Great Idea...I could see this in a mini stationery set (in my head)...I plan to check out my dressy paper napkin dept now! Who knew plastic wrap would adhese!

Great video too...very clear and concise!
Susanne  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 1:13 PM
Please tell me the name of the rose stamp, I must have it...
tamara  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 1:18 PM
These video tutorials are absolutely wonderful! The verbal instructions are clear and concise. The camera is in a perfect position. It's so-o-o much easier to follow a new technique. Many thanks for the added time and effort. Martie
Martie Rollin  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM
What a Brilliant and I mean BRILLIANT idea! Now I just may hord all those pretty napkins and not the DH use them up. Thank you! How do you wonderful people come up with all these wonderful ideas? Never mind don't tell me so I don't get into more trouble. smile
Del  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 1:24 PM
Love the video and can't wait to use this technique to make some cute Christmas cards.
Kendria  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 1:37 PM
Fabulous idea...I can't wait to design a class using this technique. I LOVE the video...keep it coming!
Mary L. Hamill  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 1:49 PM
Hi ~ I really like this technique, and would like to try it. I learn better with the videos. Unfortunately the video is not showing up this time. Do you know another way I can get to the video? Thanks so much. LuAnn
LuAnn Reed  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM
I LOVE this. I do it more simply by adhering it to the CS with Mod Podge, but I will try and see if the plastic gives a different look and is worth the extra steps. Your card is amazing!
Naomi Ball  |  Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 2:06 PM

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