Monday, September 15, 2014

Crop for the Cure with Four Feathers

Yesterday, I went to an all day retreat that was a fund-raiser for Breast Cancer, Crop for the Cure! Thanks, Cathleen DeMarinis, for hosting it!  I met some fabulous people, ate some fabulous food and had a fabulously productive time! Part of the time, I worked on Project Life by Stampin' Up! and got about 8 or 9 pages done with my grandbabies' photos.  I can't believe how fast and fun it is.  I will show you photos later this week.

I also worked on some cards for upcoming classes and I particularly liked this one featuring the Four Feathers Stamp set:

I've always loved the look of feathers in projects.  Their colours and textures add so much.  Check out one of my early cards from way back in Feb. 2012.  Anyway, I'm always tempted to buy feathers when I see them for sale. (It seems more hygienic than picking them up off the ground, and they are usually prettier in a package.)  I found these at a local craft store and decided to add them to this card.

  • I've seen the Four Feathers Stamp set used a lot on blogs and Pinterest and that makes me happy, so I brought that stamp set along with me on the retreat.  It is always challenging trying to create something without all my supplies and I invariably forget something.  This time it was the matching Feathers Framelits, so after I stamped the images on Early Espresso and Lost Lagoon cardstock using VersaMark ink, I had to do some fussy cutting,  But it all worked out in the end.
  • On the card base of Early Espresso, I added a panel of Lost Lagoon cardstock and then a panel of Typeset Specialty DSP.  On this panel, I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Letterpress Winter Stamp set in Early Espresso ink.
  • The plaque that is the base for the feather swag is a Window Frames Framelit die cut in Early Espresso again, and a 2 1/2" Circle punch of Very Vanilla.
  • The swag is composed of the two stamped and hand cut feathers, two real feathers, some Venetian Crochet trim and some Linen Thread tying it all together.  I used a glue dot or two to mount it on the card front.

And if I can put in one more word for the cause here, please consider donating to your local Breast Cancer Society.  I know great advances have been made since my mom passed away from the disease back in the 70s, but it is still a killer and it is my hope that it will be cured in my generation! This is only possible through funding for research.

 Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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Craft store feathers

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