Artistic Avenger

Core’dinations Caard Hop – Day 1




Today is the first day of the Core’dinations and Caardvarks Caard Hop! Yeah!

For today’s card, I decided to go really sweet and simple and showcase the texture of the great WhiteWash cardstock.

I cut out a piece of WhiteWash cardstock with my Leaves #2 die and my Sizzix Big Shot. I then cut randomly up both sides of the leaf to make a feather. I also drew a vein down the centre, it is very faint but I think you can see it. I coloured the end of the leaf with a black marker and then tied some linen thread on it. I was trying to go for a quill pen look.

I then adhered it to a watercolour paper card base as it is thick and sturdy.

I stamped the sentiment from Thank You Kindly by Stampin’ Up! in Basic Black ink.

Thanks for stopping by! Now, here is what you need to do next:

  • “Follow” or subscribe to Caardvarks as well as MY blog (via Feedburner, look to the left!)  and Core’dinations’ blog and subscribe to their newsletter
  • Visit each DT member’s blog and leave a comment on the Blog Hop posts, each day
  • Return to Caardvarks to comment you’ve completed the hop each day
  • You will then be entered in a drawing to win a Super Assortment Package of Core’dinations product (retail value $68.00)
  • One prize package given away for each day on the Caardvarks Blog
  • One lucky winner will receive an assortment of Core’dinations card stock from me in addition to all my Caard Hop Caards!

Here is a blog order with links so you know where to head off to next!

Jenn B.
Carrie – YOU ARE HERE!

Products used on this card: Core’dinations White Wash Cardstock, watercolour paper, Thank You Kindly stamp set (SU), Basic Black ink (SU), Linen Thread (SU).


89 thoughts on “Core’dinations Caard Hop – Day 1

  1. SO very clever! LOVE the feather so much!

  2. Brilliant! Love the feather

  3. This is simple perfection Carrie! I absolutely LOVE it!

  4. Love the ‘simple’ statement! The cardstock looks super thick! Yum!

  5. WOW!!!! This is just stunning!!!

  6. This is so amazingly brilliant! Love the simple elegance of it all! 🙂

  7. ASimple and beautiful. My kind of card!!

  8. Simply elegant!

  9. Beautiful card!! love how you turned the leaf into a feather! Brilliant!

  10. What a clever idea! Brilliant 🙂

  11. A simple card with a lot of impact. Love it!

  12. I love the white on white – with just a little black. Gorgeous!

  13. Beautiful and simple, great job!

  14. Very elegant. Love the simplicity of the design.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. Wow. Both brilliant and very, very elegant.

  16. This is simple, light , perfection Carrie! Hugs Ewa

  17. A simple but effective card

    Ali x

  18. Your card is beautiful and very elegant. What a fab idea to make a feather from a leaf.
    Julie x

  19. Carrie, this is such a fantastic card. So simply and elegant!

  20. I love the simplicity and elegance of this card.

  21. Lovely–simple and beautiful!

  22. Great card. Thanks

  23. Wow, that feather is amazing!

  24. this is so stunning I love how you tied the little jute around the bottom of the feather to make it look so real.. VERY creative.. TFS

  25. this is so gorgeously simple! i love it!

  26. That is an awesome card. The feather pen is amazing!

  27. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  28. very simple and very pretty! love how you made the feather.

  29. So creative, I love it!

  30. Love the simple style of this card.

  31. oh my goodness, how gorgeous!!! truly love that pen 😀 i think i’m gonna have to try that- it’s amazing! 😀

  32. wonderful project! thanks for sharing!!!

  33. So simple – so beautiful. TFS!

  34. This is a gorgeous card!!!

  35. Carrie,

    Wow! The simplest things can turn into the most awesome creations! Thanks for sharing.


  36. great idea and the simplicity is what makes it a beautiful card. thanks!

  37. Simple. STUNNING. Just beautiful.

  38. Oh my, that is SO clever!!!! I love, love, love this card! It’s so pretty and I love the detailing, down to the twine. Great job!

  39. Simple but so beautiful. Love the texture of the cardstock.

  40. Eonderful Caard…Love it!

  41. Simply sweet! I’m loving this card stock.

  42. So simple and elegant!

  43. So elagent. I like it.

  44. Very nice quill pen card. Very simple and beatiful.

  45. Just perfect! Simple is Great!! 🙂 Your card is just perfect! :))

  46. Love the feather quill made from a die cut! Perfect! Thank you for sharing!

  47. So simple and cute… love it!

  48. Love the card!! Very creative!

  49. Love the simplicity and feather! Great idea.

  50. Shut up! This is so funky and cool I can’t stand it!
    Great idea!!! Keep ’em comin’!

  51. What a neat card… Love the simplicity of the style..

  52. Love that feather. It is beautiful and the layout is simple and elegant.

  53. Love that classy design.

  54. A very cute card!!!

  55. Love the simplicity of the design, and yet it is unique and beautiful!

  56. MAN! I could case this card 1,000,000 times & plaster it up as wall paper in my living room and never ever tire of it. You my Dear are way too ingenious! LOVE the texture you got on that feather. :o)

  57. ok wow, what a great idea! I really don’t know how you guys come with your ideas sometimes. I am so inspired.

  58. lovely and serene…. so perfect!

  59. Fabulous CAS card.

  60. Brilliant!!!

  61. It is easy to forget how simplicity can be fabulous! Love your card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  62. how creative! love it!

  63. What a fun and unique card! Love it! TFS!

  64. Stunning says it all…… this is so simple but elegant.

  65. this is stunning! so simple and just elegant. love love love your fabulous design!

  66. So Simple! So Gorgeous!

  67. Very understated, very elegant – love it!

  68. love the simplicity of this!

  69. Love the simplicity – my favorite kind of card!

  70. I’m so excited to have found these blogs. I have purchased the paper, but have not done anything with it yet. Now I have lots of inspiration!

  71. The simplicity of this card is just stunning! Love your banner!

  72. What a simple and sweet card

  73. What a wonderful idea…the quill pen is perfect embellishment for a simple, elegant card. Thanks for sharing.

  74. I love the simplicity of this card….it’s very elegant.

  75. How fun – such a clever idea. Love this Carrie.

  76. WOW! The feather is outstanding!!! Simple and so perfect!

  77. what a great idea- a quill to send thanks- love it so effective

  78. What a simple and cute card…
    Michell james
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