Friday, 2 March 2018

Feathery Friends

Hello, Crafters.

I bought the Hostess Feathery Friends Stamp Set as I thought it would be great fun colouring the stamped images, but I didn't get as far as thinking what I'd do with the images once they were coloured!  

So I decided to have a look at Pinterest for some inspiration, and my goodness, I found a lovely selection of ideas on there. 

When I closed Pinterest, I wanted to use the birds and the flowers but not at the same time!

I settled for the stem with two individual flower heads, and I stayed with my normal two or three colours, although I did see lots of ideas on Pinterest that were mult-coloured! 

My first thought was Berry Burst and Powder Pink, but then I changed my mind to Berry Burst and Sweet Sugarplum. 

Although I like the result, I'm not sure if my first idea would have looked better - that's now on my list of Give This A Try!

I started my card with a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) base, with a layer of Berry Burst CS, and a top layer of Whisper White CS. 

Using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped my chosen image in the centre of the page, and I also stamped the curvy stem of leaves on a Whisper White CS layer for the inside of the card.

As I wanted a flower head inside the card, I decided to stamp one on a scrap of Whisper White CS, rather than stamping the flower head first, making a mask for it, and to then stamp the stem over it!

As well as the two Berry Burst and Powder Pink Marker Pens I'd already chosen, I also chose to use the Daffodil Delight Marker Pen to paint the inside of the flowers to represent the stamens, as well as the Wild Wasabi Marker Pen for the leaves and the stems.

I don't normally like a plain background and was looking through my Stamp Set Reference Folder to find somehing I could use to remedy this. 

Then I remembered that last week I'd used  a corner stamp but couldn't remember which card I'd used it on, nor which stamp set I'd found it in, so I went back to the beginning of my book!

It didn't take long to find what I was looking for in the Hold on to Hope Stamp Set, so I used Wild Wasabi Ink to stamp it in each of four corners. 
To help give my card some balance I needed a fair-sized sentiment, so I chose Happy Birthday from the Southern Serenade Stamp Set. 

Using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the image onto a scrap of Whisper White CS. 

I wanted to decorate around the sentiment and chose to use the the single flower with two leaves stamp that's in the Southern Serenade Stamp Set.

I stamped a circle of six flowers around the sentiment. 

Staying with the same colours, I coloured the flowers and leaves, and then punched the image out using the Pretty Label Punch. 

I also punched two shapes in Berry Burst CS, cut one in half horizontally and one in half vertically.

I used all four pieces to add a layer behind the sentiment, and used Tombow to adhere them into place!

Next I adhered the top two layers together, and then adhered a piece of Berry Burst 0.5" Finely Woven Ribbon around the lower part of the card of.

After adhering Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment, I adhered it over the ribbon.

Finally I added this to the card base, and started working on the inside of the card.

I fussy cut the flower I'd coloured earlier, and adhered it to the stem.

Next I adhered the two layers onto the card base.

I did toy with the idea of adding some Berry Burst Self-Adhesive Sequins to finish off the front of the card but decided better of it. 
I was happy with my card and decided to leave well alone!

It feels like the weekend because hubby was working from home yesterday and it's going to be the same again today. 

Looking forward to a four-day weekend! LOL.

That's about it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Jan, you created a card "Feminine Flowery Collar Fold Card" that I found on Pinterest, did you ever do a video or post about it, I would like to see how you created this beautiful card.

    1. Hi, Sue. I posted the Feminine Flowery Collar Fold Card on my blog on 4th March 2016, and on 14th February 2016 I posted the Masculine Collar Fold, video no. 149. It's the same card but just decorated differently. I hope this helps. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Thank you for responding now to find it on your blog. Love your videos and look forward to each now email. However, I didn't receive my notification for your last one. Sue

    1. Hi, CraftySue. The quickest way is to type collar fold in the search box on the left hand side. I posted another video today - did you receive that notification? ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.