Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hello, friend!

[My stop on the Dude Time Doodles New Release Blog Leap is HERE]

Spring is beginning, but to be honest it's not as spectacular as usual due to our very mild winter. It was rainy and gray this morning, but by this afternoon it was sunny enough to take my card outside...without a coat on!

I'm really enjoying the "clean and simple" style, and love using to with fabric. 

I just acquired a bag of feathers, so I had to try this week's Recipe at Die Cuttin' Divas: Fabric, Feathers, and/or Flowers + die-cuts. I didn't include flowers, but the swirl and card (including the card base) are cut with dies on my Big Shot. 

The sentiment is embossed onto felt that I adhered to cardstock before running it through my machine. I hand-cut the piece out. I added a line of stitching with brown/white bakers twine.

I made the base in the same manner, but with a natural cotton fabric (from a bag I cut up!). I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to keep to the CAS style, but I'll defintely be doing it more often.

Inspiration/Challenges:
clean&simple FTL #180: Sketch (below)
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #54: Recipe - Fabric, Feathers, and/or Flowers + die-cuts
Less is More Week 57: Neutral colours

Supplies: Sizzix embossing folder & swirl die, Spellbinders die, bakers twine from the Twinery, black StazOn ink, black Copic, pheasant feathers from Zucker Feather Products

8 comments:

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card
Beryl x

Mandi said...

Terrific card, love the shape
Thank you so much
msndi
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

This is a simply lovely design!
Fab card.
Thank you so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

The shaped design of your card is great and the swirl and feather embellishment is a super touch!

Pat N. said...

Nice card, clean and simple! Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge--Pat N.

Aileen said...

Love your shaped card and the feather is fab. x

Candy said...

Cute card! Love the feathers.
Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas this week.
Candy
candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

Candy said...

Cute card! Love the feathers.
Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas this week.
Candy
candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com