Tuesday, November 27, 2012

White Bird

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Delicate little creatures song birds are...if it were only warm enough to lay still on the grass close my eyes and just listen for their equally delicate tunes. A relaxing, joyous and uplifting sound such as tat of a songbird could make me forget some of the trying times as of late.
The Craft's Meow

Welcome to the second day of The Craft's Meow's November Release! (You can read more about the releases at The Craft's Meow!) The design team members are showcasing a beautiful set designed by Nina called Stitched Sentiments Two. You can see the first Stitched Sentiments here, and find that this set is a perfect addition!

This card was really simple to make, but I think it packs a punch and gets its meaning across. The sentiment was centrally stamped and then I stitched with black thread a line for the die cut bird to perch on. Before adhering the bird, I shaded his breast with a bit of orange/yellow, the complimentary color of the card base and an ode to the beautiful bluebird.

So happy that you stopped by today to help celebrate the November Release from The Craft's Meow! You can be eligible to win Stitched Sentiments Two from The Craft's Meow by visiting and leaving comments on the participating design team member's blogs. 

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If you are in the mood for some Christmas Holiday Inspiration, May Arts has teamed up with Little Yellow Bicycle this week. My most favorite May Arts project ever was posted yesterday, and you have a chance to win products from each company by posting a comment over on the May Arts Blog!

43 comments:

  1. Absolutely packs a punch. I love the subtle inking on the bird's belly and the touch of stitching. Divine.

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  2. It definitely packs some punch....awesome card!

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  3. Simply exquisite! That single little bird with that sentiment says so much. You make the best CAS cards, Karen!

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  4. love the touch of yellow on the belly!

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  5. Lovely little card. Thanks for the introduction to the Stitched Sentiments. They would work well on some paper-pieced (a la quilting) cards as well.

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  6. So simple and so gorgeous, you do that so well!

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  7. I love when you do bird cards. Wish we could lay on the grass and listen to the birds.

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  8. I need that stamp set, you have sold it to me!!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL bird..the bit of shading brings it to life. Gorgeous~

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  10. love how you stitched on the card and the hint of color on the bird...awesome card..

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  11. Lovely clean & simple card, but the yellow belly on the bird is the best.

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  12. Such a sweet card, Karen! Beautiful way to keep the sentiment as the star of the card!

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  13. so simple and perfect. love that touch of color on the bird!

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  14. I really should mix up my card bases, love how fun the card stock is with a bit of color.

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  15. SO pretty! I love the color of the base and the stitching and the great shading on the bird!

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  16. Simple and stunning! I have that birdie die and you're making me think I should actually use it! LOL!
    Hugs!
    x

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  17. Really eye-catching. Love the simplicity and design! :)

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  18. Love the tiny touch of yellow on the bird and it's placement over the sentiment!

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  19. Love the little yellow on the belly of the bird and with that sentiment it does pack a punch!

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  20. This card showcases what you do best, Karen, simplicity with panache!! Love it!!

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  21. Gorgeous! You're right. Its simplicity really packs a punch.

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  22. Your simplicity is really WOW[thats what i really like!!]... what a beautiful card!!!

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  23. Darling CAS card, Karen! I wish my card design can be so concise and neat...this is inspiring! Love it!

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  24. WONDERFUL card! Such sweet sentiment and I am extra happy that I got that die in the mail yesterday - so sweet and simple like this!
    Thanks for being so inspiring!
    Hugs, Karin

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  25. GORGEOUS!! I love that font on the script part of the sentiment and how fun to color in the word THOUGHTS as another option!

    Love that you stitched the branch!

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  26. This card is quiet & serene to me. I love the subtle coloring & stitching.

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  27. Stunning, absolutely breath-taking!

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  28. I love when you use that bird die. I bought it because of you but haven't got up the guts to use it yet...

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  29. So beautiful! Love that sentiment and the bit of colour on the bird!

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  30. There's that fabulous bird again... what a wonderful card Karen, I totally adore it!

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  31. oh the breast on your bird is fantastic!! So subtle, and that's all this card needs.

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  32. such a beautiful simple design. love love this, Karen! you are an inspiration, girl!

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  33. When. Saw this at tcm I knew it was yours- CAS perfection.

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