Sunday, September 14, 2014

Four Feathers of Gratitude {PP213}

Hiya friends!  Thank goodness I need to post a card for The Paper Players each Sunday--it forces me to post at least once a week.  Yikes, last week was crazy busy as the school year really kicked into gear.  Homework, volleyball and other after-school activities have taken over once again!  But you don't need to hear all that; you came here for a card!  Anne Marie is our fabulous hostess this week with a beautiful color challenge:
Love the pop of Blackberry Bliss with the autumn color palette.  I've been itchin' to ink up another new set from the Holiday Catalog.  Four Feathers has coordinating Framelits that make cutting out trendy feathers easy-peasey!  Take a look-see:
Oh, I had fun coordinating patterns, colors and textures on this one!  I started with a sketch in mind and quickly evolved from there.  Two patterns from the Color Me Autumn DSP provide the background.  While the watercolor look of the Cajun Craze piece is pretty, I thought it needed a bit more interest so I stamped one of the feather images randomly across the main panel.  A little bit of coordinating Color Me Autumn Washi Tape held the [retired] Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon in place and added an extra pop of color.
Don't you just love how the feather Framelits cut these images?  Look at those notches in the feathers--isn't that great?!  I decided they needed a bit more "feathering" and did a little snipping and curling of the edges--holding them together with a fabulous Brushed Gold button!
The For All Things stamp set has some wonderful sentiments--in addition to the great images--and I've used another one on the inside.  This would be a great card for Thanksgiving but it would also work well as a Thank You for a special someone.  With a change of sentiment, it could work equally as well for a fall birthday or anniversary too!   And speaking of Fall, you'll want to pop over to The Paper Players to see what the rest of the Design Team is showing this week.  Come back and play with us before the challenge closes on Friday, September 19th at Noon (PST).

The Paper Players Design Team
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11 comments:

Amy O said...

This is gorgeous, Nance! I love how you've combined the colors and I love how you stamped on the background dsp. And of course, I love all of the fabulous details you've added.

Nancy said...

Great card Nance, love the random feather stamping to create interest on the base card, your extra snipping and curling of the beautiful feathers is perfect. Or should I say the gold button and twine make it perfect.
The inside isn't to be outdone either, love the signature effect you created.

Andrea W said...

So pretty Nance! The way you used the feathers and colors is definitely pin worthy!

LeAnne said...

Very cool feathery project, Nance! Love this inside and out! And yes, school activities have a way of upsetting OUR activities, but they're all good! She'll be off to college before you know it and you'll wonder what happened! Enjoy her now!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, this is fabulous Nance! Love the mix of patterns, your background stamping and the burlap trim! Awesome use of the colors!

laurie said...

I love the background stamping,and the gold button you used for the feathers..all together it makes such an awesome card!

Yapha said...

Such a pretty card, Nance! Those feathers are fabulous!

Claire Creates Cards said...

The extra snipping on the feathers is so realistic! I love the touch of burlap and the gold button. The inside of your card is gorgeous, too! Another amazing card, Nance! XX

Jaydee said...

Nance, your layered elements are gorgeous. There is so much wonderful texture on this card and it's a great way to showcase the colors.
Love it
hugs
jaydee

Joanne James said...

Love everything about this card Nance - those feathers are gorgeous and the background is just stunning! I love the layering and natural elements too. I'm glad it's not just me who's been feeling the pain of the return to school; I thought it would give me more time for work, but actually just seems to keep me busier!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Absolutely gorgeous, my friend! I love the pop of texture with the burlap layer. You rocked the colors, for sure! :)