Watercolored Feathers

I love my Taylored Expression Fine Feather die cuts! They are American made with thin steel and work great with my Big Shot. Six different sizes are in the package. The pictures below show what the feathers look like using watercolor paper and embossing. I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolors – the colors are so vibrant and the application is always consistent. I also embossed the tips of the feathers with Simon Says Stamp rose gold embossing powder.

For the cards I put together, I embossed the sentiment on the front of the card so I could have plenty of room to write a note inside. I am really happy with how the watercolored feathers turned out!

Contest posts

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

For my papercrafting friends…if you’d like to take on a challenge, please visit this link for more info:

The Our Daily Bread Designs challenge for May is to use Embossing on your card. It can be either dry or wet embossing, or both. This is a gift card holder designed to look like a coffee “to-go” cup that I’ve made many times. I have quite a few (well, maybe more, lots more!) embossing folders and I always change it up when I make these, so it feels like it’s different every time. Both the coffee cup and the lid are embossed. I am going to submit this project for the challenge.

Have a great Saturday – whether you are crafting, chillin’, or watching the Kentucky Derby!

coffee cup gift card holder        coffee cup gift card holder


What inspires you?

The new valentine’s box I made, totally inspired me to pull out all the rubber stamps I own with hearts in the design… along with some pink paper, scrap ribbon, Copic markers and of course, some of my favorite bling (who doesn’t love bling) pretty pearl embellishments. Valentine’s Day offers such a sweet palette of colors to pick from, that it makes it simple to use heart shapes to inspire your creative side. I made this card using my newest set of stamps, “Morning Cup” from StampinUp.

hearts card