Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WCMD: I {heart} you


I made this card over the weekend for WCMD, but I'm just now getting around to posting it:)  Earlier this year I worked on some feather cards and ever since then, I've been smitten with feathers!  Today's card is a CASE of one of those feather cards, but this time I thought I'd try an embroidery floss version:)  I've tried this method before but this is the first time I'm happy with how it turned out!  It's not a difficult method, just time-consuming.   


I didn't have a sentiment to fit, so I wrote one up and printed it on the computer.  I used the Silhouette to cut the shape of the feather (just a quick freehand version), but I'm sure it could be done with an xacto knife.  In the interest of sharing, I'm going to show you the back side of the card as it was being made.  Brace yourself because it's a HOT MESS:)   


Here's the Cliff Notes version of the process...A piece of black twine was taped down as the spine of the feather down the middle of the die cut feather.  I outlined the die cut with scortape.  One by one, I hand tied a piece of floss to the black twine (one overhand knot) and anchored it on each end to the scortape to either side.  Like I said, easy but tedious.  I really like how it turned out, so don't be surprised if this technique shows up again.   

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week!
{Aloha, jj}

Supplies
Paper Speckled (Avery Elle)
Fibers: Embroidery floss
Tools: Silhouette, Corner Chomper

29 comments:

  1. So pretty, JJ. You answered my question. I was looking at the first photo without scrolling down. I was asking myself "what is the black center JJ used?" Then I scrolled down. Black Burlap Twine...thanks.

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  2. This is so cool JJ! Must've been a bit of a pain to not get those all tangled up, but it looks great! I love your work!

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  3. Wow....this is really cool! Loving all the different colors of string, and the sentiment is beautiful!!

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  4. This is great - I think you have much more patience than me !!

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  5. Very pretty card! I love seeing the fun in the back, too! LOL! :)

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  6. *whew* thank goodness it's messy in the back! That just would have been weird otherwise ;)
    Such a cool idea - I love the mix of colours (without being straight rainbow) and the stacked buttons are the perfect accent!

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  7. This is incredible JJ, what a fun technique and you did it so well!

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  8. Oooh! Lots of colors!! You always hypnotize me with them! Neat technique - thanks for sharing how you made it come together! I know someone who will want to try this!!

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  9. love your remake version as well.

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  10. Wow! This is STUNNING! What a fabulous idea and a great mix of colors! Love it!

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  11. You never seize to amaze me, girl! So clever!

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  12. SEIOUSLY... this is AMAZING.. girl your talent BLOWS my mind.. You are one of my favorites to come get eye candy from..hugs

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  13. I love your technique. I'm going to have to try it.

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  14. Wicked cool, JJ! You have some serious patience and an amazing eye for color!

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  15. Shut the front door. I think I said "holy cow" out loud (did anyone hear?!?) when I saw this. Your original feather card is one of my all-time favorites ... this one may just top it. So super creative, JJ. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  16. Well I would never have guessed you could have topped the original paper feather but this is something else JJ..... oh man that must have been fiddly to do but sooooo worth it.
    Stunning :0)
    Jenny x

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  17. For heaven's sake! This is amazing! I love the look and yes it could be done for all sorts of things! Is there any end to your creativity? Hugs! :)

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  18. Wow! You sure are creative - and I want to try this some time! So pretty!

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  19. You are so clever!! I am pinning these ideas for me to remember the tutorial!! Thanks for the "cliff notes"! LOL!

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  20. WTF??? This is AMAZING. Dude, you're making the rest of us look bad.

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  21. So clever! LOve your colorful design! TFS

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