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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Friendship Feather


My card today for Creative Inspirations Paints uses a project I've been wanting to try ever since seeing it done several months ago, and that is to make a feather out of washi tape.  But first I had to make the washi tape itself!  Kendra Sand, one of the designers at CI Paints, had a great tutorial on making shimmery washi tape a few months ago.  You can see it here.

I used CI Paints in Green Olive, Pumpkin and Buttercup, brushing them on in random fashion.  (I only had 1" wide tape which makes a wide feather.  Narrower tape will yield a narrower feather.)  Then I stamped a small design on it with black dye ink and folded it over a covered florist's wire before snipping the sides to create the "feather."  No, it's not supposed to look realistic, just feathery.   :-)

See the shimmer on the feather?  There's also a bit of glitz on the largest button that I had gold leafed with some leftover leaf a short while ago.  I always keep a few of these on hand.

The rest of the card was kept simple with some stitching, some coarse textiles, some jute twine and a variety of vintage buttons.  I did, however, spray a bit of my homemade shimmer spray on the two-paper layer.  I make these sprays with various CI Paints as well as a few other ingredients.  You can see it a tiny bit in this picture though it doesn't come through as well as I'd like.

Thank you for taking time to visit today, and I hope you'll try your hand at making feathers (and/or washi tape) too!  Don't forget to head over to play in our latest challenge, the theme of which is Inspired By: Anything Goes.

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Frosted Designs - Use ribbon/twine/washi tape (at least 2 of 3)
Eclectic Ellapu - It's a Man's World
613 Ave. Create - Anything Goes + Create Your Own (from chart)  I used: patterned paper, solid paper, sentiment, sketch, die cut, glimmer mist (homemade), buttons, washi tape, twine, fibers.

SCS - Sketch #440 (I didn't enter this challenge, just used the sketch)


Lori Apgar said...

What a great card!! Love your home made washi tape feather!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our twine/washi tape/ribbon challenge!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome washi tape feather! Lots of yummy goodies on your card! Mwah!

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely card I like the use of the buttons thanks for sharing this week with 613 AVENUE CREATE this week happy crafting to you
Rachel DT

Chana said...

Great card! Love the composition, construction and execution. I like your feather and am glad it does not look "realistic". The look you created works far better,
a real feather would have been too soft and would not have matched the texture of the project. The scattered buttons are just fabs! Thanks for deciding to play on our street at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is full of wonderful texture from the feather, to the fibres, to the stitching. Great composition and paper choice. The washi tape is a cool idea. Thanks for joining our "It's a Man's World" challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. I hope we see you again soon.

Tamra Pope said...

Cool idea with the washi tape...thanks for joining Frosted Designs.

Joni Parker said...

Love the texture and depth of your card. It's so interesting to look at!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!!