Saturday, January 19, 2013

card with a history (KIS, Moxie Fab, ATCAS)

This card had a previous life.  Remember this fiasco?  Well, left with a dry-embosssed-with-a-frame-but-with-the-focal-image-die-cut-out-of-it cardbase, and motivated by two challenges and a need to clean up more little pieces laying around on my ironing board... I created this card.

The fabric scraps from some placemats I made in a previous life were my starting point.  They just looked like a banner to me - flattering in the wind, ya know?  Which reminded me of a window.  Or a frame.  So I stamped a WMS fabric pattern onto the frame in light yellow, as well as the sentiment.  Chose kraft to fill the window (that came from the practical idea to stiffen up the card front since SO MUCH OF IT WAS MISSING!)  And of course there would be embossed fluffy clouds and birds sailing past.  Duh.

Nasty past it had.  But it turned into a cute pick-you-up card.  Stamped "just because" inside and figure it's heading to BFF's Mom who could use it.

Playing at:
Keep it Simple - #5 Frame
Moxie Fab World - Make a Card with a Window
Addicted to CAS - #4 Embossing

Appreciate your visit.

Supplies for Thinking of You:
Paper: cardbase Buttinette, kraft ?
Stamps: clouds Kars, border WMS , sentiment American Crafts
Ink : Versamark, Versamagic, Distress Ink
Tools: square die Sizzix, sewing machine
Other: fabric scraps, thread, embossing powder Stampendous, veneer Maya Road


  1. Oh I love this card! this is so very you Maria! you have this way about you that is so interesting and produces a result that is unlike anything out there. it feels handmade, worn, handled with love, I am trying to find the right has a European fresh feeling. the colors are bright and you don't apologize for unperfect stitching or torn edges because it adds to the look and feel of your work...

  2. OH MY! I just love the use of fabric on your card!!! What a fun banner!!! LOVE those little wood birdies too!! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this card:) FAB job!

  3. I seriously LOVE this! The fabric banners look so cool, and I love the mix of stamping (that fabric stamp is cool!). You always have the best ideas!!

  4. Great card Maria - love your bunting and those birds are cute! Thanks so much for joining us at A2CAS.

    Karen x

  5. This card is WAY AWESOME!! Hope all is well...

  6. Great card ... and way to go on re-purposing your frame! The stitched banners are so sweet - love that fabric! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS. Loll

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card and the canvas you used! And the wooden birds! And the clouds... and... and... and...
    Two beautiful cards that came out of this so called fiasco? Not my definiton of a fiasco!
    Thanks so mcuh for playing along with us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!

  8. Oh, I LOVE all those elements! Although you used different materials and textures, your card is still CAS.
    The wooden birds are beautiful - where did you get them?
    Thanks for playing along at keep it simple again!


  9. Hey Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Make a Card with a Window Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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