Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers Card

Happy Wednesday, bloggers! I hope you are all having a great week. On Monday and Tuesday, we had a heat/humidity advisory, and it wasn't even June yet! I hope that doesn't mean a sweltering summer. Today it's a warm 83 today and sunny. I should be outside but I spent about an hour in my craft room this morning making a few cards. I'm headed out now to enjoy the beautiful weather :)
For this encouragement card, I used the card feature from Picturesque to cut the swirly card base. I liked it turned this kinda looks like an easel. The card base paper is from DCWV Mango Stack. The flowered paper is one of my very favorites from the Colorbok Sorbet stack. I cut the bird from Picturesque and embossed it with Swiss Dots. The top arches are an EK Success punch. The ribbon trailing behind the bird is from Hobby Lobby and I added beads. The stamp is a little hard to read here: "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all," by Emily Dickinson. I embossed it with Zing vanilla emobssing powder, added some crystals and inked all the edges with a tangerine-colored ink.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:
  1. Cooking With Cricut Challenge #32 - color challenge
  2. Cricut  Card Challenge #77 - use card feature from any cart
  3. Amy's Designs - one year blogaversary challenge
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day :)


  1. Bee-utiful card. Especially like the flowers swirled on the card & the easel portion.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Gorgeous! I love Emily Dickenson (I probably just stamped "nerd" on my forehead). :)

  3. What a beautiful card! I just did my first project using embossing powder/heat gun, or whatever it's called. It was just a simple stamp but I really liked it and wondered what else I could do with it besides use it for a back up hair dryer! (Kidding). That being said...I'm glad you pointed out how you did that embossing because now I have some ideas! See Lisa, you've inspired me again! Good luck with those challenges and enjoy the day!


  4. Very nice. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  5. This is such a pretty encouragement card. I'm so glad you are enjoying the weather because over here it's been sunny and rainy and then sunny and rainy again.. isn't California known as the SUNSHINE STATE? lol.

  6. Beautiful card! The bird, colors and sentiments are wonderful.
    Cindy Lou

  7. Very pretty card, love the glitter, great job! Thanks so much for joining CCC!

  8. Beautiful job. Thanks for entering my giveaway. Good luck to you!

  9. You're right - the scroll detail does look like an easel. Love the papers you chose. Thanks for joining us in this challenge.

    Barb from Toronto, Canada
    CCC Design Team #2

  10. Lisa the colors are amazing. Just perfect

  11. It turned out wonderful! It's soooo Pretty! And I like it this way too and yes it does look like an easel! LOVE THAT! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Cricut Cardz! :o)

  12. Wonderful work, thanks for sharing!

    hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  13. Beautiful card, Lisa! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  14. This caught my eye when you posted it, but I couldn't get back until now to comment.. this is just gorgeous. One of my all-time favorites of yours. Exquisite! :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  15. Beautiful card! I love all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Cooking with Cricut :)

    - Roberta, CWC Design Team


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