Saturday, January 28, 2023

Feathers of Gold


I made an impulse buy this past week - thanks to a couple of cards by Jeanette.  
I love the (Gina K) feather stamp and die set she used, so wanted to buy it - probably fortunately for my budget, only the die was available locally (the stamps are on back order).

When I was looking for some black cardstock snippets to cut the feathers, I found a piece folded into a card base, and my colour scheme was determined!

When I first cut the dies, I thought I would doodle in the centres, but did not trust myself, so I chose instead to paint them in metallic gold.

I also painted some snippets of white card to form a layer for the edge of the white panel.

I stamped the sentiment and gold embossed it on another snippet, edged the black panel with another snippet of  gold painted white card,  but it still got 'lost' on the black background, so I used a gold pen to outline two edges. 
Three gold sequins finished the front panel

Some gold washi tape finished the white panel inside.

I am linking this to:
(love the drama of black, white and one colour - this time it's gold)


Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful … lovely and elegant. But I also love idea of the doodles in the feathers too so would love to see you do that too!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

brenda said...

A±s the lady above said, beautiful and elegant, makes for a lovely card Maxine for either male or female.

B x

Sarn said...

Thanks for entering this lovely glitzy card as homework to the Snippets Playground. Your new dies are fab. Definitely a good idea to doodle in the open spaces x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Maxine.. it is a beautiful die I must check out stamps too but do not need to buy either.
Re doodling. Just a thought. Cut a piece the size and rough shape of outline, doodle in that, then stick down die cut.
I think it would look great doodled. That why stops any waste of die cut. Hope and pray you're staying dry despite the deluge. 😁 and we could use some here. Had to water all my garden tonight.

Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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Gerrina said...

Beautiful CAS card! Lpve that warm gold cp;pur! Enjoy the weekend!

Dr Sonia S V said...

You have showcased the feathers so well
Cheers, Dr Sonia

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oops! Sorry I was the enabler... but oh my! At the same time I am glad because your card is absolutely gorgeous! Those feathers look fabulous and the gold adds such elegance!

jimlynn said...

Oh so pretty! I love that die you used Maxine - and all the gold is just stunning. Good purchase on the die!

Di said...

Wow Maxine - what an elegant card. So striking and hose feathers are stunning! You're goimng to have a lot of fun with those for sure.
Di xx

Brenda said...

This is a striking card Maxine! I am loving the feather die and can see why you wanted it. I hope you can get the stamps too down the road. The gold and black are just stunning together! I love the way you outlined your sentiment mat, that made it pop right out! Beautiful design, stunning card! Hugs, Brenda

At Home In New Zealand said...

I love the sensuous shape of those feathers. Glad you have your cards to create during this bout of weather. Stay safe :)

Kathy said...

So pretty and elegant and the gold metallic is perfect for the feathers~ ALways good to visit with you~ Smiles, Kathy

JanR said...

Ooooh, gotta love that gold! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous Maxine. I've been considering this one too... you've rock it with this card.

Margaret said...

So pretty. I love all the sparkley gold colors. Beautiful die images.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Beautiful feathers and design! Love the gold...

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really gorgeous Maxine.

Karen Letchworth said...

Beautiful gold embossing on this lovely card, Maxine. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. It's always a joy.

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card!

Leanne said...

Wow that gold pops, and I really like how you put it on an angle, nicely done, thank you for playing our All Occasions Challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week. Have a crafty day!

Leanne DT/KCC
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HilaryJane said...

Love the black and gold xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

SO pretty with Gold on Black! I love the die you used and it looks like a Jeanette layout as well! Beautifully done!

Aunty Sue said...

Beautiful card thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz

Neet said...

I can see why you fell in love with those feathers. They have made for a stunning card and I like the metallic you painted in the centre of the die cuts. Perhaps you can doodle some other time when you are not too busy and have one ready for someone else in the future.
Blessings, Neet xx