Saturday, October 18, 2014

More Feathers

I've invested too much in feather stamps and dies NOT to use here are two more.  These cards were made with the Stampin' Up Four Feathers stamps and dies.

Club Scrap textured cardstock; "beautiful" rub-on freebie; three of the Four Feathers stamped in SU's Crushed Curry and Cranberry Crisp; button from my stash. 

Background created with Tim Holtz Stripes stencil and gold pigment ink; two of the Four Feathers inked with gold and edged in black; Pennny Black die stacked 3 deep and inked with gold; black and gold washi tapes.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Freshly Made with "Always"

Once I chose the patterned paper for that vertical edge, the rest fell into place quite easily for this Freshly Made Sketch 158.  The wooden "Always" from an older Simon Says Stamp kit worked perfectly.  As one who searches out great sentiments, I was happy to find this one from Funny Bones by Riley and Company.  It's a great reminder for our lives--always.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tag You're It -- with a Pumpkin

Linking up with the latest Tag You're It challenge---

Tuesday Mailing

Each Tuesday, I mail cards to two friends; sometimes, the cards are different and other times, they are the same.  The ones for this week are a CASE of a card I found on Pinterest and tracked back to Splitcoaststampers --Jackie Jerke.  It's a great way to use one of many leaf stamps I have, as well as some pretty Distress Inks.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A CAS card with Two

This is the first card I made for the Less is More challenge (see previous post) and then remembered that it was supposed to be a one-layer card.   Start over!   However, I do like this card for the pretty designer paper, the braided trim, and white feathers.  I plan to make several more feather cards, just to use all the stamps and dies that I've purchased recently.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Less is More with One Layer +2

Well, three cards later..... I had this wonderful "two-thing" card made and then realized it wasn't one layer. The challenge for this week's Less is More is just that:  one layer featuring two of something.  This is one layer with a masked strip of color with Distress Inks, gold-embossed leaves from Tim Holtz set and hand-drawn gold lines.  Sentiment is Inkadinkado.   (I liked my first card better!)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Feathers and Pinterest

When the feather stamps and dies started appearing, I fell for them....several of them, in fact!  And Pinterest is loaded with cards featuring all sorts of feathers.   I did see one simple kraft card with a white feather and some twine.  I decided to run with the idea, in both vertical and horizontal.  In addition, I dry-embossed the top layer before adding the twine and feather (Spellbinders Shapeabilities Feathers) and added some Washi tape and a sentiment.   I have many more ideas I want to try soon.