Saturday, April 1, 2017

Follow Your Bliss at House of Cards

Hello everyone and thank you for joining me today as I share my take on the House of Cards April challenge:

You can use feathers, the color palette or both!  

I was inspired by my good friend Jane's recent card (see it on the right) and I decided to CASE it (too bad it's too late to enter this card in the challenge; it fits perfectly in my opinion!)

What I Used to Make my Card:
Vanilla Card Base
Turquoise, Dark Turquoise, Medium and Light Brown Scraps
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Collection, 8x8, #4501113
DCWV Linen Closet Stack (old version click here for info)
Memory Box Stamp "Follow Your Bliss" #B2060
Distress Ink in Faded Jeans
Darice Nested Craft Dies, Classic Circles, #2014-74
Household Twine, enough for bow

I have no feather stamps or dies, so I went and Googled 'feathers' and traced the ones I liked using my trusty Silhouette CAMEO.  I also used the Silhouette to cut the feathers out of the turquoise scraps I had.  Once I had cut a few feathers, I moved on the the circles.

Using the Follow Your Bliss stamp, I stamped the sentiment on light brown card and then used the circle dies to cut the first circle.  The second circle is cut from medium brown card, the third from the DCWV stack and finally the fourth is cut
Colors are closer to real life in the above card,
but here is another look
from the coordinating paper I found in the Artisan Style Collection.  I attached all the circles together, then placed the feathers on the side. The finishing touch for this card is the bow I made using plain old household twine.  I hope the card I made inspires you to come and play along at House of Cards!  I honestly wasn't crazy about the color scheme this month but it grew on me.  Look through your stash and see if you can find any patterned papers that match the scheme; you'll be surprised how often blues & browns are used -- at least I was.  Off to catch up on my other design team commitments {and figure out a special announcement! Don't you just hate love surprises? }~ Fondly, Christi

I am entering my Follow Your Bliss card in the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge - M, #54 - B is for. . Bliss!!
Making Memories Crafting Challenge - M, #3 - Add Some Layers
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #310, Anything Goes
AAA Cards (CAS Challenge) - M, #86 - Use Die Cuts
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge - M - Anything Goes 
Aud Sentiments - #176,  Anything NOT Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I found these challenges, and MANY more, at Challenges for Days!


  1. Gorgeous Christi - and thanks for the CASE, I'm very flattered!

    1. You know I love your makes Jane! I hope that everyone will pop by and check out your talent ~ xoxo Christi

  2. Hello Christi.. it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thank you for entering your card into our ‘B is for…’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  3. Gorgeous, my friend! Can you believe that "Linen Closet" is my favorite paper stack from DCWV? I recognize the papers instantly. :-D

  4. Wonderful CAS Card. The papers are gorgeous. Nice work. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  5. Love the idea of following your bliss and the pair of feathers tied to the circle is a neat touch. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  6. What a fabulous card, great use of the feathers and colors for the challenge! Donna HOC teamate

  7. Christi, this is a great design! I love the feathers on the side and that amazing sentiment!
    Take Care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  8. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week

  9. Lovely CAS card! Love the feather dies. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for

  10. Lovely sentiment and great design! Thank you so much for joining us for our 'Add some layers' challenge at Making Memories Crafting, good luck in the prize draw and I do hope you'll join us again soon!
    Love Jacky x
    MMC DT

  11. Nice card Christi.

    (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)
    Teamie HOC

  12. Great card!! I love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at the Aud Sentiment challenge blog!

  13. This is beautiful Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

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

  15. Beautiful card. Love the style and colors. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xx

  16. A very pretty card and a great take on that challenge. I didn't realize that there was a new version of the Linen closet pad. It seems I have the old one and I do like it.

  17. Very pretty - love your patterned circles and the feathers you cut are gorgeous. Well in fact just been looking around your blog and thoroughly enjoying. Shirley Teammie HOC

  18. Love the original card and then your version of it! Those colured circles are an idea I might borrow!

    Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  19. I love your feather design! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Julie DT for

  20. So beautiful Card! Thanks for sharing with us...Enjoy.Paula


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