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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Feathers are so much fun...

Here is a fun card that came together very quickly, once I figured out what I wanted to do.  The little bird is cut at 3" from the Nate's ABCs cart.  I opted not to use the layers and instead inked his breast with some orange-gold chalk ink and used a feather from Petaloo for his wing and little top feathers.  For the placement of the wing, I looked to see where the wing was supposed to start in the handbook, poked a little hole and inserted the quill of the feather through the hole, securing it to the back with a little tape.

The flowers are also from Petaloo and the leafy branches were punched out with a Sizzix die.  For the centers of the flowers, I took some pale green/beige brads from my stash and dotted them with a paint marker.  I really liked how they looked with a few polka dots on them.  The pink gems were some I had in my stash and added just the right touch of "bling."  The butterfly is one from a K&Co. set that my grandson gave me for my birthday.  He's only 6 and picked out some crafting supplies for me all by himself. You have great taste, Max!

To make the base card, I folded some heavy cardstock and then used a Lifestyle Crafts scalloped square die to cut the shape.  I had to run just half of the card through my Cuttlebug, reposition the die, and then run the other half through to get just the size I needed. The mat on the front of the card is from a DCWV matstack called "The Sweet Matstack."  I also used a Lifestyle Crafts scalloped  oval die for the sentiment.

I hope you liked my little bird/butterfly card.  I am sending this to a young woman who is married to a soldier serving in Afghanistan.  I hope it lets her know she is not alone as she waits and worries.

I am also entering this card in  the following challenges:
Going Buggy - Things with wings
Truly Scrumptious Challenge - Pretty in Pink
The Paper Shelter - Bling it on
Cute Card Thursday- Pink & Green
Cardz TV - #108 May Day

Thanks for visiting.  Remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day!


Melissa said...

This is a gorgeous card, love that bird and how you added the feathers. The shape of the card is great and the flowers are perfect! Thanks for joining CCC!

Patti J said...

What fun! Those feathers make me SO happy! Great idea, Cheryl! Thanks for sharing - have a good night :)

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

My name is Wynneth said...

What a cute bird, lovely layout to your card too and the feathers are a fabulous touch. Thanks for playing along with us on Cute Card Thursday this week.

Lorie said...

Woah...that is gorgeous! The feathers are just perfect!

Creative Treasures said...

Such a fab card, those feathers are a perfect touch, loving the branch as well. Thanks for playing at Truly Scrumptious this week.


Anonymous said...

Nice card dear.

heidy said...

Oh this is gorgeous !!
Thanks for joining CCT this week!
Hugs Heidy

Marcea said...

WHat a great card - it is blingtastic!!!!!!! Thanks for joining us this week on The Paper Shelter x

Enfys said...

This is adorable Cheryl, love the chalking and the feathers. Thanks for joining in with the going buggy challenge this month, and good luck
Enfys x