Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Taylored Expressions: Felt Feathers

I love felt on cards - it is such a soft and warm look.  Taylored Expressions has a fabulous 100% wool felt  that die cuts beautifully.  There is an array of gorgeous colors, but I only have six - so far!  I was eyeing the colors of felt that I had and feathers came to mind. (I also have a beautiful blue - so between the blue, green, orchid and gold - I saw peacock feathers!)  I went a slightly different direction - I didn't use the blue and I added some little dots.

KimAPRIL2016Felt

I really wanted to stitch up the center of these and have the edges pop up a little - but I don't own a sewing machine. I actually drove to Joanns a few days ago to look at a mini machine, but I had a moment of clarity when I realized I was considering buying a sewing machine to make one card so I drove right on by. I still wanted something fun - so I found a set of olive dies in the Little Bits - Martini!!  Seriously...olives!!  There are two side by side and they worked perfect to do "inlaid felt". Just cut the feather - then cut again with the martini olives(!). I kept the little "olive" pieces from each feather - then cut a couple of extra from a lighter yellow - and added them to the feathers.

TE Felt Feather Inlaid


KimAPRIL2016Felt CloseUp

I have some brighter colors of this felt coming in my next order - I'm looking forward to layering up some bright flowers!

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5 comments:

Nora N. said...

This is so cool!! I love the little bits cut out of the feathers and then replaced with the other feather colors. So clever!!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful card Kim! I like the little dots you added to the feathers!!

Mary Walker said...

I admire your restraint in not buying the sewing machine. Wish I could be like that!

Lisa Petrella said...

Oooo...those felt feathers are fantastic!!!

andrealowcock said...

Felt on cards (along with watercolouring) seems to be the latest trend for card making. Sorry ... but I just can't get into it! I do like your colours and layout though! Hugs xx