I was recently surfing Splitcoast Stampers during another night of insomnia, when I stumbled upon this tutorial on "Felted Cardstock". Basically, it's fusing the design on paper napkins to cardstock with cling wrap and a domestic iron. Very clever - and lord help me next trip to Ikea! ;)
I found these paper napkins at my local $2 store and it instantly reminded me of the tutorial. This is my take on the technique:
What the photo can't possibly show, is the gorgeous texture these cards ultimately have. It feels like a felty-fabric (hence Felted cardstock) Dah Duh!
I fused it onto Whisper White but instead of cutting the cardstock once the fabric is on, I actually cut the cardstock to size to begin, then cut a small border around the fabric and stuck it to the back which left a much smoother finish/edge.
I mounted the panel onto SU Night of Navy which was in turn mounted on Papertrey Ink white cardstock.
I thought it was a nice blank card for all occasions. Sort of a modern take on the bird theme.
I also took the same idea and applied it to the outside flap of the envelopes for a matching set. Viola!
EDIT: I guess it would help to have actually added the envelope image at this point ;)
Each of the envelopes have the birds facing in different directions, otherwise I just got bits of tails or beaks.
I was thinking that this technique might turn out well for a boxed set as a gift.
What do you guys think?