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)
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: