Saturday, 13 January 2018

Feathers

Two cards today and these are for a new challenge from Darnell of djkardkreations called Twofer Card Challenge.  The idea is to use the same stamp/die on two cards for two separate occasions and for the first challenge the prompt is - feathers.


I've been thinking graduation recently as my son and his girlfriend both graduate this Summer and I thought feathers might be appropriate as they've both flown the home nest and have learnt to fly on their own.  All I did was die cut the feathers, sentiment and added a strip of black cardstock.  Included some paint splatters, added a gold seal with the word 'Love' and coloured a few gems black and done.


My second card took a little more thought, I was initially stumped until I looked at the pile of feathers that I'd been shuffling on the table while preoccupied with something on tv - then it struck me... make a pinwheel of feathers, watercoloured.  Die cut the 'thanks' three times and arranged the feathers, not quite central and it had to be on an 8x8 card as it looked too cluttered on anything smaller, there we have it - two cards done in one day, a first for me!


Supplies: Unbranded feather die and sentiments, 7 Gypsies seal kit, Zig watercolour pens, Inktense pencils and Hobby Craft pearl/clear gems.

15 comments:

  1. I'm loving seeing what people make with this challenge! The bold black and white one is great for a graduation. The colours on the second one are just gorgeous!

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  2. Love your die cut feathers and your two distinctive designs! The congrats card is so bold in the black and the spiral of feathers are so pretty in the soft colors!

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  3. Your pinwheel feathers are delightfully colored. Your congratulations card makes a dramatic statement. Great cards!

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  4. Beautiful feather creations. I love the colorful pinwheel and the other congratulations one is so elegant looking.

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  5. Hi Claire, two very pretty cards, love the striking design and colours on the graduation card with the gold wax seal, the rainbow feathers looks great too... Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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  6. Both super cards and a great ideas on how to use the feather die. My initial thought was not to play as I didn't think I had a feather but then when clearing out my craft room I found a feather stamp so best get my thinking cap on. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. LOVE (love love) both of these

    Kathyk

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  8. What a clever way to use feathers for 2 different occasions! I especially like the bright shaded colors on the feathers of the thank-you card! Great idea!

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  9. Well done Claire! That's one amazing graduation card; perfect use of feathers, and done with black and white it's turned out beautifully! And your thank you card is a gorgeous pinwheel of feathery colors. Both are wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

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  10. Your rainbow of feathers is inspired, so bright and cheerful and I love all the colours. Also a brilliant idea for a smart graduation card.

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  11. Oh, my goodness, these are gorgeous! I love all the colorful feathers, but the black and white card is stunning as well. Very creative!

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  12. Hi Claire,
    2 wonderful cards and such very lovely designs too.
    The colours on the 2nd are so pretty and what a super idea.
    Beautiful crafting.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  13. Fabulous cards, Claire. My favourite is the pinwheel design, very clever way to use the feathers. xx

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  14. I love that this was a first for you making two cards in one day, Claire, especially two cards using the same feather die and I love them both! Your line of thinking about the feathers representing the kids leaving the nest is so appropriate...and your great QACAS design is perfect for either gender! Next, your pinwheel of rainbow feathers is remarkable! It must be extraordinary in real life!! Thank you so much for the shoutout and for playing in my new Twofer Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Such a great take on the challenge. Nice job!

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