Thursday, July 28, 2016


As many of you know, one of the many people I admire in the card-making and creative world is the talented Melissa Phillips.  I have lifted many of her sweet cards; and this one is such the case.  When I saw it back in April when she first posted it on her blog, not only did it inspire me to purchase the PTI stamp set and die-cuts she used, but it also inspired me to buy all the same patterned papers because I thought they were just OH, SO SWEET, and I knew that I had to replicate this card almost literally.  I absolutely LOVE it, and the photos don't even do it justice.  This has become my favorite new stamp set, and I'm just smitten with these soft, sweet patterned papers.
I used Bo Bunny and Prima patterned papers, Bay Leaf Seam Binding, a small Pink Sweetheart Blossom Flower, a pearl accent sticker, some sequins, and I stamped and embossed the feathers in silver, white, and pink.  I just love how they shimmer and sparkle.  LOVE it!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Add Some Texture - I added texture by embossing my feathers, adding sequins, and giving my card several layers and embellishments.  While this is a fairly flat card (for my personal crafting style), it still has LOTS of great texture.

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #46 - Emboss It - I heat embossed my stamped feathers - one is embossed in pink, one in silver, and the other in white.  The die-cut I used that's sold at Scrapy Land Dies is the scalloped border die I used which is from Spellbinders.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes"

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and please be sure to visit again soon.  I'm always so grateful for your comments.



  1. OH my it is absolutely adorable! Your cards are always an instant smile my friend! : )

  2. Oh how pretty is this Karen - love those feathers!! and the soft colours

  3. I can see why you loved this stamp and die set - it is gorgeous - thinking I might need it now too after viewing your lovely creation.

  4. Oh my goodness, Karen....this is so pretty. I think I saw this on Melissa's Blog, and you're is really pretty. You sure did a great job making yours, but I can see your own spin on it. Great job. Thanks for inviting me to WAW again. I'm linking up there in just a few minutes.
    The feathers are really cool and I like the embossing.
    Thanks for visiting my blog, too. I always appreciate that.

  5. The feathers are so pretty and lacy. The papers ans embossing are gorgeous. Thank you for joining the DL.AR Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky. Katie-DT Member

  6. Wow! This is breathtaking. I love any paper that is reminiscent of a softly toned calico, and the details on the embossed feathers is just amazing. Love how you let some of the tiny feathers peek through and completely understand why this was a stamping need!

  7. Wow! Just stunning, Karen! I love the soft papers and the gorgeous embossing on those leaves!

  8. I see why you just had to get those beautiful feathers! They are oh so delicate and pretty! Love the papers you used too! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #185!

  9. Absolutely breathtaking make Karen! Gorgeous colors and beautiful design.
    Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge.
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  10. This is an absolutely stunning card and yes- I can definitely see the Melissa Phillips vibe here (I love her work, too)! But you can hold your own and this card was totally inspiring. I never would've thought to combine feathers with a shabby chic look, but you nailed it!! So lovely and thank you for sharing your skills with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  11. Gorgeous, beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.