Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Make it Monday #234 - Embellishing with Felt

Hello friends.  Playing along with Ashley and her Make it Monday challenge where she shows how adding felt to your cards really dresses them up.  My selection of felt is a little limited, but I actually really like what I came up with using the Songbirds stamp set (this one's for you Helen F.!).  Take a look:



I started with a Tag Sale #4 die and stamped the background with a retired SU! (En Francais) stamp in gold ink, and then layered my tree branch and bird from Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel, and Aqua Mist felt on it.  I wanted to pull a little more of the Aqua Mist into the card, so I created a little strip of DSP using Polka Dot Basics and the Snowflake Sparkle stamp sets, and then layered that to the card base that I had covered with a scrap of DSP from my stash.  I also distressed most of the card with Antique Linen ink, and then lastly added the banner with the music in Scarlet Jewel and a few sequins.

Make sure you check out Ashley's beautiful cards and her video for tips on working with felt...you WILL be inspired!  You can find it all right HERE. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)

18 comments:

  1. Marcia, this is stunning! I love every detail, right down to those fabulous aqua colored sequins!! The touches of gold make this card so elegant!

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  2. Great mix and balance of patterns! Love that retired script font;) I agree that the touches of gold add glitz and elegance.

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  3. Love how you tied your scarlett red and chartreuse green together for your gorgeous card. And love too the gold and sequins. Must use that set more, always love when I see it worked up. Especially when done so well!!!

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  4. So pretty, Marcia! I love all of the texture and layers. Well done! :)

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  5. Hahaha! I just posted my card and immediately spotted your beautifully designed Songbirds card, Marcia :-) Your color scheme is awesome and I would definitely be hanging that sweet ornament on my tree.

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  6. Another beautiful card Marcia. Lovely colors. Haven't made any cards for about a week. Be glad when I can get back in there. Almost ready for Christmas.

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  7. This is so pretty! I love all of the wonderful layers!

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  8. Marcia, perfect, perfect, just perfect!

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  9. It's beautiful Marcia! The colors with bits of gold so rich and the texture is wonderful!

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  10. Sweet Marcia. Loving all the layers and added touches...

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  11. My selection of felt is only one color. I see that did not limit you. This is so amazing and lovely with so much detail.

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  12. love all the felt. That bird is adorable. You did a great job with your limited felt.

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  13. Oh, how pretty! I love that little bird. So cute.

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  14. So sweet, Marcia! I love that you used Songbirds (one of my very favourites) and the design is fabulous. My selection of flet (here in Florida for the winter) is limited to 0, hahaha.

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  15. Love those songbirds and the felt really adds dimension. Awesome card, Marcia!

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  16. Gorgeous card, Marcia! Love the felt bird & the leaves in the background tie in perfectly with the felt ones!

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  17. i just love ALL the detail on your card!!! It all goes together perfectly. Great job! I really like how you used that SU stamp as a background on that tag. I have that stamp and just don't think to use it very often.

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