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Encouragement for Anyone


Hello Crafters!

It’s Kelly here and I’m sharing three cards with you today!

Let me tell you how I ended up with these guys. First , I was thinking Thanksgiving . . .hmm  . . .Grateful . . Thank you . .no . . .leaves . . .been done . . .oooh feathers. Yeah, feathers. I pulled out the Feathers set by Hero Arts.

Now how do I use these feathers differently? They were super trendy last year. People did a million things with feathers. I decided to really challenge myself and go gender neutral. I struggle with anything that isn’t flowers or rainbows. You’ve seen my posts, you know. Ha!

This happened as it usually does for me. I made one card and then two others to coordinate. I can’t help but make them match 🙂 I chose the Hero Arts Be Happy set for my sentiments because not only are they bold enough to carry a card they are appropriate for anyone.

Here we go!


I lightly traced a circle onto my card base. I stamped one of the smaller feathers into a wreath by lining up the quill along the edge of the circle. I stamped one in Memento Black ink full strength then the next in second generation. I chose this ink for two reasons: 1. I wanted to color with copics. 2. It’s not a bold black. After I was done stamping I colored the feathers with my copics and stamped my sentiment. The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink because it’s really bold. It’s my favorite for sentiments 🙂


One of the best things about timeless sets like these feathers is you can color them however you want. Whatever design whether simple or intricate carries well. I masked the scrolls off the sentiment for a cleaner look. It’s awesome how you can get a different look just by doing a little masking.


I went a little bolder with my design here because the feather is so big it can hold all those colors without looking busy. Again I masked the scrolls off the sentiment to keep it all CAS. I think this one is probably my favorite. What about you?

Don’t forget you still have 5 days to play along with the November challenge:Anything Goes. Couldn’t be any simpler to get a chance at the $25.00 gift card to the store!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with many blessings!


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Feathers Stamp Set

Be Happy Stamp Set


Memento Tuxedo Black

Ranger Jet Black Archival 

Pool Layering Papers

Author: Kelly Latevola

Hi guys! I’m Kelly. I’m married to a wonderful man named Craig and we have a gorgeous two year old son who is the light of my life. I can’t leave out our boxer/mastiff Molly who is my little one’s best friend. I’ve been cardmaking for about seven years and running my blog for around five. I am loving every minute of it! I’m a huge fan of clean and simple cards. I adore a good one layer card or building a scene. Also glitter, and lots of it

9 thoughts on “Encouragement for Anyone

  1. Awe struck, they are gorgeous, what an amazing group of cards.

  2. so beautiful and realistic–love your feathers! I think the first is my fave but if you want, you can send me any of them 🙂

  3. A wonderful selection Kelly — Love how you created that wonderful array of colors on the feathers! Stunning!

  4. These are just gorgeous, Kelly!

  5. You never cease to amaze me with your creative mind, Kelly…Seriously! I love how you colored the feathers with your Copics, and how you masked the sentiments to get a clean, bold effect! Absolutely fabulous cards!!!

  6. Wow, you did an amazing job to create something so totally different with your feathers, they are stunning!!!

  7. I was never able to “get into” the feather frenzy, but I have to say, these make me kind of wish maybe I did. Gorgeous is the work that comes to mind. Wow!

  8. These cards are seriously filled with color-infused beauty – each one different but so well done!! Love seeing Kelly’s work!!

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