Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Twofer Feathers

I made these cards for Darnell's first Twofer Card Challenge where the prompt word is 'Feathers'.  My first challenge was to find some feathers and remembered this stamp and die set that were magazine freebies a while ago.

Onefer - Thank You

I'm also entering this card into Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Thank You', Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge and  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'

Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk
Dies: Hot off the Press 'Feather', Cheery Lynn 'Thank You 2'
Card: White silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Enchantment'
Other: Upcyled gold bow (from a Christmas card)

I decided to inlay the dies so attached two pieces of dark green paper to thin white card so they would be the same thickness as the card into which they would be inlaid.  I die cut 'Thank You' and the feather before setting them aside. Although it doesn't show in the photographs, the paper has small flowers and thin lines that look like feathers and I managed to cut the feather without flowers and had just the feather lines showing.  I trimmed a piece of white card so it was a couple of centimetres smaller than the card front then die cut 'Thank You' and the feather.  This panel was layered onto another piece of the Enchantment paper before being attached to the front of the card.  I inlaid the die cuts and added a small gold bow.

Twofer - You are in my Thoughts

I'm also entering this card in the Less is More 'Purples' challenge, the Alphabet Challenge 'Use Three of Something' (I used three stamps) and Allsorts 'No Patterned Papers' challenge.

Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk
Stamps: Hot off the Press 'Feather, Woodware 'Wheat'
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Purple, Versafine Imperial Purple
Card: White silk, purple matt

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was a couple of centimetres smaller than the card blank and then placed it into my magic MISTI.  I stamped the sentiment in the lower corner, stamping it a couple of times to get a darker colour ink.  I stamped the solid feather die in Pearlescent Purple.  When this had dried I lined up the lined feather die and stamped it in Imperial Purple.  The panel was then layered onto purple card and attached to the card front.

Kath x


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Pat said...

These are very pretty feather cards Kath. I have that feather die too but never had the matching stamp, and you have used them both beautifully in combination, and I adore that purple. x

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous designs and great CAS cards. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 362 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

Susanne Vargas said...

The thank you card with the inlaid dies looks wonderful as does the purple card! Love all that white space!
Thank you for joining us in the very first Twofer Card Challenge!

meg said...

Two beauties Kath, the feather stamp and die set look great, love both cards

Sue said...

Hi Kath, Lovely cards.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Valerija said...

So adorable ...love them both.
Valerija xx

KandA said...

Two fabulous cards Kath, both super designs and that feather is great xx

MaryH said...

Great to see your lovely feather cards in the Twofer. Love this pretty delicate feather shape, and it's gorgeous in both colorways. TFS & Hugs

Lisa said...

They are both so gorgeous!! I love how you've used the beautiful feather in both!! They're stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Loll said...

Beautiful and elegant CAS designs, Kath. The inlaid deep green feather with the thin green border is so pretty. And I love the purple stamped feather and border. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

Janice said...

Two beautiful CAS feather cards Kath. I love the inlaid technique.
Janice x

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Kath, fabulous CAS designs.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

susiestacey said...

Two lovely elegant cards.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Patterned Papers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

brenda said...

These are really lovely creations and perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Mummylade said...

Absolutely lovely! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Such beautiful and stylish cards Kath. Love how the same feather looks different in the two colours. These both have a very elegant look to them. Thanks so much for sharing the purple one with us at Less is More xx

Trina P. said...

Your twofers are beautiful, Kath. Both great CAS designs with plenty of untouched white space. Thank you for joining us at Less is More.

Basslady said...

Two fabulous cards!

thank you so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Darnell said...

I'm so glad you rose to the challenge of finding feathers, Kath, lol! I think that was true for a few folks, even though birds qualified, too. You've made two beautiful feather cards in beautiful colors! I think it's great that they fit the other challenges, too; you know how I like to do that! I so appreciate the shoutout and that you came to play with us at my new little Twofer challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

What a lovely pair of cards for Darnell's new challenge Kath. Perfectly designed and made, and I love how you used both the feather stamp and die on the second one!


Di xx

chanya13 said...

Lovely project - thank you for entering HLS January Anything Goes with Dies challenge - hope to see you again! Hugs Agnieszka chanya13