Have you tried this? Embossing velvet is so easy, no skills needed! If you can iron, you can emboss.
This was so fun! I love a new craft that does not require a lot of equipment.
The only thing you need is velvet. I use any blend, velveteen or crinkled velvet will not work. I got my velvet at JoAnnes I think it was 100% polyester. There are tons of tutorials online, this is the cliff notes.
Pick your rubber stamp, the simpler the pattern the better.
These intricate patterns don't work.
Turn your stamp face up on a hard surface. I find the ironing board is to soft and I can't press hard enough. Then put the fuzzy side down on the stamp.
Heat your iron to cotton or linen and press it on top of the velvet. Use the part of the iron that does not have holes or you will get that impression.
Doesn't everyone iron outdoors!!
It takes about 45 seconds, but leaving longer won't hurt. I carefully check and know it is ready when I can see the impression of the stamp on the back of the fabric.
You will need a little practice to see which stamp works best and how long to iron it.
The gift of a candle holder
A bag for coffee, candy, gifts. I like the velvet and burlap together, soft and hard.
A gift bag
So, there you have it
I am sure a lot of you have tried this, but some times a reminder gets your wheels turning again. It could be used in ornaments, Christmas pillow, scarves.........I see your creative brains are cranking.
I have been inspired by so many great Holiday ideas on all of your blogs, I have been bookmarking like crazy! It seems these great ideas just fly out of my head if I don't save them.
Have I told you lately how much I appreciate your comments? I really do!!