Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Just Because

Today's card was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As soon as I saw this sketch I had to case it immediately. I bought the MFT feather dies last year during a sale and am embarrassed to say that I've not used them once since they were shipped to me. So, I knew I had to break them out and use them for this one. I started with a white card base and layered on a piece of patterned paper from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy 6x6 paper pad. I die cut a piece of Canson watercolor paper and layered on some distress ink in picked raspberry. Once I heat dried the paper I added some 3M foam tape to the back for dimension and to help straighten out the paper after watercoloring it. I cut down a small strip of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from The Cat's Pajama's Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I adhered the strip straight to the focal panel and then die cut the feathers using the same American Crafts paper pad. I inked the edges with the same distress ink and adhered the smaller once straight to the card. I popped the other feather up using foam dimensionals from Stampin' UP. A few scattered sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in 4mm and 6mm finished this card off. I hope you like it!


6 comments:

Lisa said...

Terrific card, I like your floral feather!!

Linda Callahan said...

Your feathers look terrific against the watercolored background! So glad you joined us at FMS!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Celeste, love the papers used for the feathers and your blending, all looks wonderful.

Cindy Hall said...

I love how you used the feather dies and created dimension. So pretty against the watercolor background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kim S said...

I love how feminine with the flowered feather and the lovely pink background! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.