Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring Leaves... oops, Feathers

When I saw the color selections at Color My Heart: Color Dare #187, I was so pleased. I love all the hues of the color green. In the fall we use leaves to depict the season, so why not use fresh green leaves to depict the new life that spring brings to us? But then as I was selecting my stamp set, I saw the feather stamp set and thought that would be fun to use. Spring brings us fresh leaves but also birds. I chose to use the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #153 as the basis for my design. A friend told me about the Festive Friday Challenge at The Outlawz blog so I am also joining in the celebration of National Feather Day!

Four different feather designs were stamped in various challenge colors onto white cardstock. A touch of grunge spatter and scrapes were also added by stamping off. The stamped panel was adhered to another panel of cardstock, then to the card base. The card base interior was lined with a panel of white cardstock and stamped feathers. Four different colors of cardstock were cut into thin strips and adhered to the top of the card. Onto that, the sentiment stack was backed with foam tape and adhered. Additional feathers were stamped and die cut then also popped up on foam. Three enamel dots were added to the oval sentiment stack.

Join in the challenge fun at AHSC153, Color Dare #187, and The Outlawz.

Techniques: Stamping, stamping off, die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

CTMH Materials
Cardstock: Pear, Fern, New England Ivy, Topiary

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamps: Four Feathers, Gorgeous Grunge, Simply Wonderful (sentiment)
Inks: Certainly Celery (sub Sweet Leaf), Gumball Green (sub Topiary), Pear Pizzazz (sub Pear), Old Olive (sub Fern), Mossy Meadow (sub NE Ivy)
Cardstock: Whisper White
Dies: Feathers Framelits
Misc.: Dimensionals foam

Other Materials
Dies: Gina K Designs nesting ovals
Misc.: enamel dots


  1. Great card! Those enamel dots are a great touch and I love how you stamped all the feathers. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  2. This is a stunning card because of that background panel you created! So glad you joined AHSC this week!!

  3. I love it! The feathers are perfect, great colors and beautifully stamped! :)

  4. I just saw another challenge with feathers, what a terrific card this would be for that challenge...I'll let you know. Love all the feathers floating through the air.

  5. Love Love Love!! Feathers are one of my favorites along with flowers... this is so cool! Love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts this week!

  6. This is such a pretty card! I love those feathers and your color choices! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

  7. Such a beautiful feather-y card! Love the greens, too. Great job. TY for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week! ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  8. WOW! This is a stunner! Love the feathers!

    Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    Jess -DT

  9. I really like your floating feathers. The different colored strips of cardstock almost make a very nice touch. Thanks for taking a Color Dare!

  10. What a fun card!!! I love all the greens you used for the feathers. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Color My Heart.