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Feather Greetings

Designer: Colette Smith
cards, crafts, feathers, paper,

Stamp and cut a selection of bright, uplifting plumage greetings

What you need...
  • Card
  • Paper,
  • Doodlebug,
  • Kraft in Color
  • Stamps,
  • Waltzingmouse
  • Stamps, Fine
  • Feathers
  • ProMarkers
  • Ink-pad
  • Dies, Sizzix,
  • Framelits
  • Circles
  • Embellishments
  • Pens
  • Adhesives
  1. Wings are showing - Colour and blend a rainbow onto a white card semi-circle using markers. Stamp seven various feathers and cut out. Arrange the feathers onto the shape as shown, then add an eye and beak. Mount striped yellow to a blank. Trim scallops along one edge of white and patterned turquoise and glue to the bottom. Stick the bird to the front using foam tape. Draw legs, then borders around the edges. Stamp a sentiment and dot a few gems.

  2. Earned your wings - Cover a blank with pale grey and hexagon paper, then stamp a sentiment. Create two fishtail banners and a pink gingham scalloped length, then fix to the left of the hexagons. Stamp large black feathers onto coloured card. Highlight the quills with white. Cut and fix to the blank. Thread black twine through a button and tie into a bow. Glue to the end of the feathers and finish with gems.

  3. In fine feather - Flick the chisel nib of a magenta marker from left to right onto white to form a block of colour, then with mandarin going from right to left. Continue alternating with the remaining colours, allowing the colours to overlap. Trim the panel, then stamp five feathers and a sentiment to it. Matt green onto a top-folding blank. Mount the feather panel to the front. Wrap twine around the top and tie a bow to the left. CB

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