Thursday, September 18, 2014

Card Corner: Focus on Feathers

Hi there!  Yesterday was my first time to share over at 
BASIC GREY
as one of their Card Designers!  I'll be there for the remainder of the year :)
Basic Grey was one of my first loves in scrapbooking,
so it was a real honor to be asked to join them for a bit!

For my assignment I was asked to create two cards with a focus on the
new "Second City" Feathers by Kelly Purkey


First up....a "Hello Turkey" Card

It’s hard not to look at feathers and think of a bird, turkey or other
 feathered fowl!  I found a coloring book template of a turkey’s body online, 
printed it onto a piece of paper and then trimmed out.  Next, I placed the 
cut-out onto the back of the yellow paper and traced the design and cut out. 

 For the body, I used a 2.25″ circle die to cut the paper and then layered it
with the front of the turkey.  Before arranging the feathers to the back of the body,
 I machine-stitched down the center of each.  Cluster the feathers as you’d
 like and adhere to the back of the body.  I cut a strip of purple paper to
 3/4″H X 2.75″W and cut a V into one end.  I added the sticker letters and 
then adhered below the turkey with foam adhesive.  The wooden
“hello” was applied just above the purple strip.
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Supplies for the “Hello Turkey” card:

 UR So Cool Card
For this card I chose to arrange the feathers in a circle shape to resemble a wreath.  
I die-cut the center of the herringbone paper with a 3″ circle die and then mounted 
it onto a piece of the yellow paper.  To attach the vellum feathers I used Glue Dots.

  I separated all of the cuts to each feather to add more dimension. 
 To the top of the chipboard sentiment, I attached one of the flair buttons
 and used some black letter stickers on the top.  the centers of the feathers
  were accented with black enamel dots and a few wooden veneers.
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 Supplies for the “UR So Cool” card:
SEC-4709 6×6 Paper Pad

Glad you've stopped in to visit!  THANK YOU!

3 comments:

  1. Congrats on the Basic Grey spot!! Wtg! I adore the turkey card!! Love the stitched feathers!

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  2. I am so thrilled for you and this new spot for you!! These cards are uber fun and uber cool!! You rocked that turkey - he is just so fun! And the you are cool card is so clever how you put the feathers in a circle! So well done and you are uber cool!!

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