Thursday 18 February 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #161

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #161

For my card I wanted to use Distress inks Dusty concord and shaded lilac, BUT my Dusty concord is soooooo dry and I don't have the refill yet and shaded lilac had more blue in it than the colour from the challenge (wisteria wonder)

Also I thought for my silver I could die cut Happy Birthday from some aluminium tape from the hardware store, it's self adhesive so I thought that would work well. It diecut perfectly, but I couldn't get the release paper off, also the metal was wrinkled a lot.

So ditched this all above and proceeded with the next ideas...

I used my Spectrum Noir markers (HB3 and  LV2) to colour the feathers and the sides of the card which I coloured differently for interest. Ofcourse this bleeds through to the inside, but I don't mind.

The feathers are from Simon Says Stamp (feathers)
and after diecutting I coloured them plain, meaning no shading as I didn't want to use more colours than the challenge allows.
To give some interest to the feathers I rubbed the edges on my Versamark pad and heat embossed t it with silver (Papermania superfine silver) . For the solid silver one I did about three coats as it kept escaping from my tweezers and getting smudged, I also  like the smoothness you get from more layers.

Tried one of those metallic thread nests...never looks right if I do them, more like used dental floss than great embellishment, lol.

Ditched that and as I had already placed a gluedot for the silver thread I just stuck the feathers on top, adding more gluedots where  needed.

The sentiment is from Sizzix (birthday by Stephanie Barnard) and I stamped it Versafine black onyx.

adhered the cardpanel with taperunner.

For more information on the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #161, see this

Updated February 19th for a close up of the embossing

Update March 1st:


  1. This is lovely. Love the embossing you added to the feathers.

    1. thanks, hard to see in the photo i realised just now, should do a closeup ;-)

  2. I'm glad that your first idea didn't work out because I really love this card. The silver on the feather is awesome. Thanks for joining us again at CAS Colours & Sketches again this week. Liz x

  3. The silver feather is so elegant! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S! :)

  4. Wonderful card! I love the added silver embossing on the feathers! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

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  6. Love the extra detail on the feathers. Your comment about the metallic nest made me giggle, that's what seems to happen to mine too! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S this week. Stef x

  7. Fantastic use of heat embossing and I love the purple feathers! Thanks for joint us at CC&S
    Louise xx