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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Nature's Beauty

Hi again! This is my 2nd post today so be sure to check out the first.

This card was inspired by the sketch this week at Card Patterns (sketch #30). I had fun doing a little stitching with embroidery thread around my felt quail and his wing. It only took a second but still gave my card that hand stitched look, which I love. I also love the new "Wonder HeartFelt Die Cuts" (Z1210) that came out in the new Close To My Heart Idea Book on September 1. The quail is just one of many darling felt designs in 3 colors (twilight, olive, and chocolate) that are part of this collection.

The photo I took of the card was against a brand new Fall wreath my friend Chris C. made me. It is absolutely gorgeous. In fact it's so gorgeous I had to share it with you here. I helped Chris make a mini-book called "33 Reasons I Love You" for her husband a couple of weeks ago for their 33rd anniversary. This was my thank you gift. Gosh, Chris...do you need any more books made? {wink}. Anyway, back to the card...

Close To My Heart products used: Happiness Stamp Set (C1310), Grateful Hearts Stamp Set (C1372), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet (X7118B), Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 Paper Packet (X7095B), Crystal Blue Stamp Pad (Z2117), Twilight Stamp Pad (Z2160), Versamark Stamp Pad (Z891), Buttercup Embossing Powder (retired), Heartfelt Die Cuts Wonder (Z1210), Heartfelt Die Cuts Whimsy (Z1145), Neutral Embroidery Thread Assortment (Z1096), Spring Harmony Brad Assortment (Z1212), Mini-Medley Winter Cozy Collection (Z1120).

Click here to order from my website 24/7...even when observing nature's beauty or a thank you wreath from a dear friend.

11 comments:

Rick and Kori said...

Wow I love that card! You are so creative to think of stitching the bird too. I didn't know if I would like the felt but I really like it on this card

Jamie Harder said...

well I am definitely going to be stitching on my felt goodies....looks AMAZING!! Thanks for the mega inspiration boost:-) your card is GORGEOUS!!!

kimber said...

Oh ya. That is exactly what the felt needs...some Karen love. Looks SO cute like that. And that wreath...oh my goodness. That wreath is my favorite thing I've seen today. Wow. (And I've seen a lot of beautiful things today!!!)

Laurie said...

Stitching is for the birds! And you did it well...cute card! Keep it up:)

Lynette said...

Great job. Remember that is a major compliment coming from someone who has a fear of birds. Talk to ya in a few. I am a little overwelmed with everything. I will be glad when that hubby of mine gets back in town and I will not have to burn so much midnight oil.

Tracey said...

Super card Karen! What a nice wreath too. You are making me get out the needle and thread, thanks for the inspiration!

Laurel said...

Wow fabulous card! Love what you did with the felt!

whoistracy said...

So sweet Karen. Love that little felt quail.

Tresa Black said...

I am so lifting the stitching idea. I love that little bird, and how you added the wing! Perfect!

Love your blog, very inspirational!

NinaB said...

What a sweet, beautiful card. I love the hand stitching you did. Thanks for playing CP. You do amazing work.

Sarah said...

The card is just fabulous...and that wreath is beautiful.

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