Dashing in during a break at work (much needed, I might add *grin*) with a card I for three challenges:
CASE Study #209, featuring the exponentially gorgeous card by Debby Hughes as inspiration:
STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch #20, where strips/stripes call to us
TIME OUT #14~Home Sweet Home, with the charming box of inspiring words
I stamped and embossed two pairs of the feathers from my STAMPlorations set, then added a third, on vellum, to 'fit' the sketch. The embossing powder is new - from Lindy's Stamp Gang - and it has a most lovely glimmer when it catches the light. Midnight Bronze....
I didn't realize my rather 'plain Jane' card would wind up next to Virginia's stunning beauty in the STAMPlorations gallery. Virginia's is AWESOME, and mine is just kinda cute....*grin*
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
This is so serene and dream like, Carol ... and there's such a lovely sense of gentle movement in those delicate feathers! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)
Love how you combined all these inspirations in one fabulous card! When I saw the sketch I also immediately thought of those feathers (a NBUS for me) but didn't have time to make it. So glad you and Virginia made such gorgeous cards with it! Great minds think alike...
Floating in to make you smile! Lovely card and a great take on all your inspiration. Love those feathers!
very cool idea to add the vellum strip and fab embossing. So pleased you joined us at TIME OUT challenges x
This is such a well thought out and elegant card. The feathers along with the sentiment....bring to mind when notes were hand written so beautifully with a quill pen.
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments that you have left on my blog.
It's gorgeous!! A great design combining all these challenges!!
Kind of cute? No way...I think your card is STUNNING! I love all the texture of the feathers and how you stamped every one of them! Loving the shimmer from your new EP, too! Really beautiful take on the sketch, Carol!!!
Stunning Carol I love those beautiful white embossed feathers! Way to rock three challenges, the vellum is the perfect cap off!
Awesome us of the sketch with the feather image! i love this set~
Oh Carol you crack me up! I love this card and think it is just as beautiful as the other cards! Those feather are awesome, I love the white and kraft together and then the touch of black with the last feather and sentiment. Very striking if you ask me!! So don't sell yourself short my friend. Hugs, Brenda
Oh this is lovely Carol! The white feathers on the kraft looks so nice and I love the little strip of vellum with the black feather! Very neat composition and colors! You're awesome ;) (( hugs))
So lovely Carol and what a perfect combination of challenges! The pearls just balances the whole card - so glad to see you again playing with us at STAMPlorations!
Gorgeous!! I LOVE LOVE those feathers!!! And the embossing is just yummy!!!
Great feather images and a wonderful use of the sketch and vellum :)
Oh, Carol, I think your card is very stunning and eye catching!! Love the feather on the vellum going across! You are just such an amazing stamper and I love seeing your cards with feathers, butterflies and anything else you decide to adorn your beautiful creations with!! You are my awesome friend!! I am trying to get back to commenting on all my favorite (like yours) blogs in the next few days! And then I will get back to blogging on September 29th - Monday!! I sure hope you will come by for a visit - I have missed you!!
Gorgeous! I love how u added the feather on the vellum :)
We don't allow any self-esteem bashing 'round here, Carol, not even if we do it ourselves - or maybe, ESPECIALLY if we do it to ourselves! Your card is so NOT a plain Jane card! It's totally awesome!! Thank you for joining the challenge at Stamplorations!! Hugs, Darnell
Carol...I agree with everything that Darnell has said...this is one amazing card and your feathers are fabulous. I love the colors too, so perfect!
Hey girl...don't sell yourself short! Your card looks every bit as awesome as all the other cards in the gallery! And, I'm obviously not alone in the 'scolding' department!
The feather stamped on the velum panel is a show stopper! You always seem to add the 'perfect little something' to your cards that make them unique and WOW! Fab card dear friend!
I'm diggin' your strips and stripes. So elegant in neutrals. Thanks for gracing the STAMPlorations with this lovely.
Oh my word those feathers are gorgeous! Your card is more than just "plain jane" and "kinda cute", it's beautiful!
I love that you change the strip to feathers clever Idea Carol and your card is alwasy with a great concept..I love this and I love the add of the Pearl it make its balance...and I think your will be love to see my shoe card my friend it is in the post number two...I made a manolo Blahnik shoe card...wish you are there see my post...see you soon maybe miss C...hugs and kisses from Munich, Monika
Great use of the sketch, Carol--this is beautiful!
How much do I love the way you mixed it up with the feathers with black and white and the different orientations - um, thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssss much!!! You magically created the most perfect card for all THREE challenges! I must borrow that magic wand one of these days!
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