Embellish Color Challenge with Felt: Smile

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hello, Friends!! I'm back with an Embellish Challenge card today! This was a fun challenge but was truly a challenge for me. With the required felt I had on hand, the colors and the card seemed to come together in a style different from what I normally go for...more cute-sie and quirky. I always learn from trying new things, though...that's why I love these challenges!

My card was delivered this evening. As I began to see the style coming together, I thought,"This would be a cute card for a little girl!" We were in need of one of those as we needed to deliver a belated birthday gift to one of my daughter's sweet neighbor friends after school. (Happy Birthday, Halle!!) It turned out to be a cheery little thing...and she really loved it!!
I was inspired by the adorable rolled flowers some of the DT gals embellished their cards with using MFT's die made just for that. (How wonderful would that be!?!)They were especially cute with this bold color combo, but they were also especially PERFECT!! I knew I couldn't duplicate that and decided to come up with another felt flower...something super simple. I did that with my Spellbinder circle dies by cutting and layering the circles in an off-centered manner. Layered a couple buttons on top of that and added the Kraft leaves.
The finished product is pretty self-explanatory...

I pulled it all together with some paper from My Mind's Eye, more PTI cardstock, dies, felt, twine and the "smile" sentiment (stamped on the felt with StazOn), Spellbinder dies and some stitching.
Like I said...not my usual style...but I am happy with it.
Hope it makes you "smile"!!
Thanks so much for stopping!


  1. Geri, this is absolutely breathtaking! You totally nailed this challenge. I love every aspect of this card!

  2. Love your mix of colours & that felt circle flower is just fab!

  3. What a lovely, happy card! I love your flower! I really love the texture of felt on a paper project!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog Geri! I actually think ET has a certain attractive charm all his own! lol
    Have a happy day!...Nancy :o)

  4. That's perfect, too! Beautiful flower and great idea! Love your card!

  5. Very sweet Geri. Love the felt little flowers. :)

  6. absolutely love the flower. prettiest card in the group!!

  7. Such a fun card! Love all those felt details! Thanks for playing along with us!

  8. Love that you inked the felt! Fun! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

  9. WOW this is just AMAZING!! Makes me wonder how they choose the "what's hot" - yours should definately have been there.
    Their new challenge sounds like a lot of fun too!
    And - yes Betsy Veldman's challenge was a lot of fun - she is so inspiring in everything she does.
    Have a great weekend

  10. Love the felt flowers. How unique. Perfect sentiment because that is exactly what I did when I saw the card. Beautiful work!