Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fine Feathers Celebration CCMC283

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day yesterday and are ready for a new challenge today!  Thursday IS the day for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge and this week it's a great sketch!

I have some new products from the Occasions Catalog which goes live on January 3rd!  A book full  of new products and accessories means lots of creative fun ahead!  For my card background I used the new Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper which features some cool graphic prints as well as some polka dots that I love!  Layered over that is a square of Whisper White which has been dry embossed with the new Arrows embossing folder... isn't it great with that DSP?

This is my first time to use my Fine Feathers set!  I ordered it earlier but laid it aside to work on holiday projects; I was happy to see that it works so well with these designs and colors.

For the focal point I chose a stamp from the new Starburst Sayings set, diecut with the coordinating Starburst Framelits Dies, both also from the Occasions Catalog.  The starburst was heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder before being diecut, then centered with a Bermuda Bay Candy Dot.

Stamps:  Fine Feathers, Starburst Sayings (medallion), Perfectly Penned
Ink:  VersaMark, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Basic Grey
Paper:  Kaleidoscope Designer Paper; Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  Candy Dot, Silver Embossing Powder, Arrow TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Sponge, Paper Snips

Here is the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary this week:

It's a square sketch but can also be adapted easily to a standard 4.25" x 5.5" card.  I made my card 5.25" square and now with the SU Envelope Punch Board, I can make a custom envelope to fit!  Oh happy day!  : )
Be sure to check out the other fabulous cards from the CWCM Challenge Team at Create with Connie and Mary Blog!  We'd love for you to join the challenge and upload a card to their site!!  Guidelines are on today's post!

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed my card and will join the challenge also!



Deb said...

Wow! That embossed starburst stamp had me fooled! I thought it was a metal button or something! That is just fabulous! Love those feathers, too! Great card!

Lisa Martz said...

I love how you did the embossing with the starburst as really does look like a metal accent! Great way to use the new products to make a fun card with a great Native American feel!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Margaret! I love everything about it! I love your silver medallion! I'm a big fan of Southwest style and your card is awesome!

Cynthia said...

I really thought that was a silver medallion on your card!! I am very impressed with that Starburst Sayings bundle and I'm looking at it with new eyes!! Thanks!!

soggystamper said...

You fooled me too with the starburst medallion! Using the feathers with the Kaleidoscope dsp certainly gave it a southwestern feel.
Sue Erickson

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a Native American feel to your card Margaret. So clever how you added the embossed starburst to the wooden accessories!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Happy New Year, Margaret! I absolutely LOVE every thing about your card. I am a huge Southwestern fan and your card is a perfect example of the style. I have fine feathers and never know how to use it. I will be pulling that stamp set out now. The silver medallion is fabulous!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Wow!! Your card is amazing! So clever to emboss the small circle, it looks perfect with the feathers. You really did an awesome job on this week's challenge!

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