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.


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!



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

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

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

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

  5. 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


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