Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sketch and Feathers Birthday!

My card is for two challenges!



And

Less is More: #343: A Real Object!  I chose 2 blue jay feathers from my stash:-)



I chose my feathers then had the challenge of attaching to my one layer CAS card.  I die cut 2 CUTplorations "happy" word die twice out of SU Thick Whisper White for extra thickness attaching with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Then arranged feathers and added Tombow liquid glue to happy and placed over feathers and used a large acrylic block as a paper weight to attach feathers and die cut sentiment and used block again to weight down the layers.  I then die cut one more happy for 3 layers for added dimension and to cover up some glue on the happy.

Next used a stamped with SU Whisper White pigment ink birthday on basic black cardstock from my stash for my stamped sentiment.

More stray glue...sequins covered up nicely!

That was it for a fun CAS design with the help of 2 favorite Challenges.  Thank you Less is More and CAS(E) this Sketch!  All the samples by your talented Design Teams really made me want to play!


Supplies: 
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Happy"
Papers: SU Whisper White Thick and Basic Black
Inks: SU Whisper White Pigment Ink
Accessories: CUTplorations "Happy Word Die", Blue Jay feathers, SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and Tombow liquid glue, sequins from stash

More Challenges:

STAMPlorations Anything Goes:


STAMPplorations: Summer CAS Anything CAS:


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes



19 comments:

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, impactful CAS card, Nancy! The beautiful real feathers and the thick die-cut sentiment have a strong presence. I love it! Hugs.. Hideko
p.s. Is the color of the feathers grayish dark blue?

nancy littrell said...

The top layer of feathers are a charcoal gray. The bottom layer iof each feather is the same, but with patches of a bright blue. Very pretty in real life. Thanks for your sweet comment my friend. Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

CAS Perfection. I'm with Hideko, so artsy and such impact :)

Nancy Stislow said...

Nancy, I'm not sure what I like better, your description or your beautiful card! Thanks for the chuckles with the stray glue. Haven't we all had that- or worse the dreaded smudge from no where? I've collected feathers and had NO clue what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

nancy littrell said...

I have more feathers, but think I have only made 2 cards total with all my feathers. I thought the sketch was perfect for feathers. The hard part...how to attach the feathers and the die cut happy. You would have chuckled over my very sticky fingers:-) Love always getting comments from you my friend. Hugs...

Hannelie said...

I love the way you combined the challenges to make this beautiful card Nancy!
Thanks for playing at CTS!

aussie aNNie said...

Nancy this is so fabulous and the use of those gorgeous pretty feathers is awesome...great creation.x
Have a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Mac Mable said...

Wow Nancy, so eye catching and such a creative way to incorporate the two challenges. Yey for sequins x The 3D Happy sentiment looks amazing on top of those beautiful feathers. x

Bonnie said...

What a great design using these feathers, Nancy! You found the perfect way to fix the glue splotches. The extra layer on the happy makes it stand out even more!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A beautiful and elegant feather, a perfect cas design with lots of stunning elements yet gorgeous white space too. Thanks for joining us at Less is More

Leslie Miller said...

Very cool and clever use of the feathers for the sketch! I still have a stash of feathers and haven't used them for quite a while. Every single speck of glue is covered up beautifully, too!

nancy littrell said...

If you see sequins on my cards you are almost guaranteed it was because of a boo boo! I did have fun using my blue jay feathers. Always love seeing your comments my friend. Hugs..

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW, a gorgeous CAS card ! I love how you combined the two challenges ! These two feathers are just beautiful and work so well for the Sketch challenge. Fabulous take on our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Viv said...

Such a clever card,so beautifully CAS too, well done ;) Viv xx (Guest Designer)LIM

Neets B said...

Two gorgeous feathers, and they look great with the chunky die cut sentiment. Loving the white space too.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Susan said...

Wonderful feathers - and such a dramatic card!!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the sketch!

Trina P. said...

Simply beautiful, Nancy. Love the feathers as your real object. The stacked happy die cut added beautiful dimension. Fabulous CAS card my friend. Thank you for joining us at Less us More. 😊 Trina xx

Gayatri said...

Such a beautiful CAS card. Love it. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx