Sunday, July 25, 2010

Blessed


This card took a life of its own. I do rather like it because it is like no other card I've ever made. It slowly morphed into reminding me of the days of Sacajawea-so I turned it into a Thanksgiving Thank You card. I also liked the fact that I tried out feathers, I've been wanting to for a while. Have you seen Windy Robinson's card here or many of Savannah's cards? No birds were harmed with the making of this card as I raided my husband's bait making/fly fishing corner of the garage. I invite you to please click on the picture for a larger view, the feathers and textures are absolutely beautiful, if I can say that.


To help me get to the final product, I used the lovely colors from the Play Date Cafe and the sketch (with rhinestones!) from Limelight Papercrafts. I'm also throwing my hat into the Moxie Fab World's Classy & Elegant Challenge with this card. The background was first embossed and then sanded for a nice soft feel, then cut apart, distressed and sewn back together. The edges were inked lightly to bring out the dots again.

Supplies Used: Cardstock: (Tan/Black from Black Magic Collections) Coordinations (White) Georgia Pacific Ink: (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger Sticker Sentiment: (Blessed) SRM Stickers Other: (Metal Dots, Rhinestones) Prima, Feathers, Thread Tools: (Swiss Dots Embossing Folder) ProvoCraft, (Oval Cutting System) Creative Memories

45 comments:

Ann said...

I love the feather, Karen! Very cool!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card!

Ryann Salamon said...

How fun is this! Love the addition of the feather and the design is so warm. Love it!

Fiona said...

What a fab card, the light brown cardstock looks just like chamois leather. The feather looks perfect with it.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool card!!

Cheryl said...

Oh wonderful! I love so much about this card - the texture, the stitching and, of course, the feathers.

Virginia L. said...

Using feathers seems all the rage now... I like you take on the challenges!! Superb design!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I'm still in awe that you could emboss, sand, cut, distress and then sew. Wow. My first thought was that it looked like an envelope- which in my world is a good thing. Sending blessing... rather multi-use card. Nice job with the colors.

Lindsay said...

Awesome Karen! You did a fantastic job with that sketch!

AJ said...

love this Karen! so fabulous!! :)

Isabelle P. said...

I find it fabulous! It is unlike any other with this beautiful feather !

Courtney Baker said...

Super fun card!

Julie E said...

What a sketch and what a card! Fab stitching and that feather fits in perfectly.

~amy~ said...

great card Karen....I wanted to play with that sketch but ran out of time:(

Jenny said...

Very nice. Love it :) :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is so cool! Quite unique!

Summer Braxton said...

wow.... this one is just too cool

Natalie Elphinstone said...

looks great. I love the textures on this card. It looks just like leather, and then the feather is perfect!!

FLEUR de Lo said...

VERY cool! It seriously looks just like leather! I think the feather trend is AWESOME!! {though I have yet to participate}

Janetcraft said...

Lovely card! you made it look like leather made card. You made it so simple but gorgeous..by the way, thanks for dropping by Karen and appreciate your thoughts about my precious asset that is defected. I am impressed that you dont have to own one but you made your cards excellent.

lynn said...

oh, karen, you did the sketch wonderfully!! thanks for playing:) i love that you raided your poor husbands fishing goodies!

Tiffany Heilman said...

love this card. great job with the sketch. love the stitching!

Mary B. said...

Love the use of the feather. Wonderful card. Thanks for leaving your kind remark on my blog.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab card, wonderful design, thanks for playing at the PDCC

AnitaRex said...

Goodness this card is amazing, and pure genius of the sketch! Love that feather!

jen said...

My how I missed you and your wonderful talent while I was away!!! You've been very busy- love all of your submissions for Cath's current challenges- and this one is knock your socks off! That paper has the look of leather with all you've done with it!
...and do I see a new 'I design for...'? Congratulations, my super talented friend! :)

Cindy Lee said...

This card is one of its kind!! From the techniques used to the design...this is card is a WINNER in my heart!

marianne said...

so beautiful!!!bravo;)

Cynnie said...

This is gorgeous...I love feathers and have BOXES full and use them in lots of my work....did some painting at a bird sactuary and the owner asked me if I want some feathers...well of course,,,I said yes,,,he had boxes and boxes full of exotic...beautifully colored feathers of all sizes and colors.
I hit "paydirt"...and this minimalistic design really accentuates the feather´s beauty.

Mandy said...

SO cool, Karen! I love the feather! :)

Michele Gross said...

Karen this is spectacular! I love how you took such simple elements and made them amazing. I'm completely wow'ed!!

Michelle said...

Love the decorative stitching, the feather accent is also lovely:-) very unexpected and pretty!

Windy Robinson said...

Hi Karen,

This is a gorgeous card:) I love your color choices... beautiful!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE this card--stunning all around! I love that feather and the gems and everything about it:) YOU ARE AMAZING!! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Shelley Germann said...

What a fun sketch! An absolutely incredible, original way take on the challenges! Glad you thought "outside the box."

Savitri said...

LOVE your take on the challenge and that FEATHER is AWESOME!!!

Alice Wertz said...

this is gorgeous! love the feather! perfect touch!

yyam said...

Such a unique card Karen! That feather really adds that little extra something!

Suzanne C said...

LOVE this! Fantastic design and beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, so unique and clever ... and fun! LOVE all the texture and stitching ... such fabulous details here, Sweetie. You rock!

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow! What a unique card!
I love it! It's definitely eye-catching, Karen!

Ruby said...

Such a fab card, really unique!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Julie Ranae said...

Unique and lovely take on this week's challenge! So glad to have it in the gallery at The Play Date Cafe!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your Play Date Cafe cream of the coffee!!

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Classy & Elegant Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)