Showing posts with label feathers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label feathers. Show all posts


Feather Weather and Upcycled Packaging

     OOoooo, feathers! I hope this trend never goes away. As soon as I saw the latest Tuesday Trigger inspiration, I knew I had to use my marabou feathers on a card in some way.
     Here's the trigger:
    Gorgeous, no?
    Here's my take on the challenge and a note about upcycled packaging.
     First, I made the card base with white cardstock embossing it with Cuttlebug's Birds and Swirls folder. Then, I die cut the bird using Spellbinders' Bird Sanctuary dies.  
     I bought a new laptop a while back, and when I pulled the protective cover off the keyboard, I knew I had to upcycle the cover in some way. I used it here as a stencil to make my own patterned paper. After daubing on some color,  I trimmed the panel and matted it with matching cardstock. The stencil covers half a sheet of cardstock so I have more panels to play with. Wooohooo!

keyboard protector

     Does the Trigger photo spark some creativity in you? Come play with us. There's still plenty of time. You can check out all the details here:


Cutting & Trimming Challenge

Oooo la la! Who doesn't love feathers!?!

I used my paper trimmer to create the shape at the top of this card and used a round-edge punch on the corners to soften the edges. I used lime green, hot pink and red paper. I added gems in matching colors along the top to accent the dramatic angles. I am entering these gorgeous pink feathers and their card in the Cutting & Trimming Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
You can enter your own card here: