Sunday, February 1, 2009

Springtime Tilda w/ Wool Brooch

Isn't this color just heavenly?! The perfect tint of blue violet. It is without a doubt, one of my most favorite colors. The Memory Box 'Sprout' collection of papers is the only one that incorporates it into their patterned paper. I wish, wish, wish they would make single sheets of papers (maybe 12 x 12) so I could stock up on this one paper!
Anyway, the unique thing about this card is the wool felt brooch attached to the ribbon in the upper right corner. Instead of leaving it as an embellishment permanently attached to the card, I thought maybe a removable pin might be a better idea! I dyed a bunch of wool felt last year, with cake icing colors if you can believe it, and one of the blues came out perfect. It was variegated from a pale baby blue to the lightest of lavenders, really beautiful! It reminded me of Hydrangeas. SO that's what I decided to make with it. Now get this: I punched one of the Hydrangea flowers with my Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch! Dont' get all excited yet, it wasn't easy--and far from perfect! I probably won't do it again. Too rough of a cut, I had to trim all the edges, they were fuzzy and uneven. I ended up cutting the two smaller flowers by hand.
After some decorative stitching around the edges, I attached it to a self stick pin backing, with a bit of extra red liner tape to make sure it doesn't fall off.
Till later!
Stamps: Magnolia, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Palette, Paper Salon
Paper: W/C paper, Memory Box, PTI
Accessories: Spellbinders die, Rhinestones, Wool felt, Liquid Pearls, Martha Stewart tag punch, PTI stitched ribbon, Embroidery floss, pin back, markers


  1. So pretty! I love this blue on your card and Tilda is just perfect! You're so creative with your felt flowers - I love it!
    Hugs, Danielle

  2. this is beautiful, so softly coloured. stunning. hugs rachxx

  3. A truly stunning card Katarina and I just LOVE your little brooch!
    You always think of such unusual things, you clever girl.

  4. Soft and pretty, and beautiful pin, wonderful idea!

  5. I agree Katarina, this blue is just sooo beautiful. I love the idea of making the sweet little brooch, very clever. x

  6. Just found your site...gotta follow you...all your cards are fantastic!



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