Sunday, May 11, 2014

Purple Feathers

Every now and then there are a combination of challenges that I choose which really stretch my creativity!  Clean and Simple cards usually take me forever to do - I'm in awe of those who come up with those amazing CAS cards :) as are using monocromatic colors.

For this one, I brayered the die cut feathers (from Papertrey Ink) and then embedded them back into the card base that I had cut the feathers from.  I placed a dark purple cardstock behind the cut out feathers on the card base so when I embedded the cut outs, I could offset them just a smidge to give it a "shadow" or some depth. 

Thanks to these challenges for helping me to create something I've not done before!!


  1. Such a clever card Kathy, your feathers look so airy like they're floating, Cathy x

  2. What a beautiful, textured and elegant card! Wonderful and inspiring work! :)

  3. Hi Kathy. Great brayering of your feathers, they look as if they're floating. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

  4. I love how the embossed swirly background adds to the feeling of movement on this pretty card! So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays and The Card Concept!

  5. CAS cards are a challenge for me too and always take me wayyyy longer than I think they should :o) One would never know that this isn't your normal style thought because it is absolutely fabulous. I Love the beautiful floating feathers and the touches of sequins. Very nice job! thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  6. Just gorgeous, Kathy! I love the embossing folder you used with the feather images- so perfect together! One would never know you struggle with CAS cards! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at The Card Concept!

  7. Such pretty colours Kathy!
    Thanks for joining the LIM one layer challenge
    Less is More Designer

  8. Hi there, those feathers are just stunning and your card is great - love the clean lines.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Papertake Weekly.


  9. Love the feathers. Great job combining the challenges!

    Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!