Saturday, February 22, 2014

More feathers, but in a different way

 Today, I have a card to share that I made for the Fusion #4 Challenge:

I was totally inspired by the colourful butterflies on the pink background
with the white leaves around the edges.

I don't have any butterfly stamps,
so I decided to get creative and use my Wplus9 Fanciful Feathers stamps
to make a butterfly.


I stamped the same feather four times, masking off the middle.
Then, I fussy cut it out by hand.
For my background, I stamped some PTI Turning a New Leaf leaves around the edges
of my sweet blush cardstock and heat embossed them in white.
The sentiment is also from Fanciful Feathers -- I just love this font!

I'm linking this card up to Wplus9's Birthday Celebration Week 3: Trend Watch
because I used a hand lettering sentiment stamp & some enamel dots.


Thanks for looking!

29 comments:

Alanna said...

What a great improvisation. It's beautiful.

Betty said...

love how you interpreted the inspiration photo - such a beautiful card - i need to start thinking outside the box more like you did

~amy~ said...

So pretty!!

Megan Carroll said...

No butterfly stamps....how can that be?!? ;) l love how you used the feathers.... Your mind is so creative!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is just so clever! Love it!

Lindsey said...

Super creative use of those feathers...so fun, Leigh!

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful card. Love that embossed background.

Lisa said...

Clever girl, this is so pretty!

Happy Dance said...

Darn clever! It's so satisfying to get multiple uses out of a stamp, and you've gone way above and beyond with your feathers, Leigh! Just love this. Really pretty card. Bev

Chriss Blagrave said...

Brilliant use of the feather stamp for butterfly wings Leigh! I love those enamel dots too for the butterfly body.

Shona Chambers said...

This is amazing, how do you come up with such brilliant ideas?! The card is amazing and love the use of the soft, pretty colours.

Sandy said...

Smashing thank you card - which reminds me - I need to make a thank you card!!
sandy

Geri said...

So sweet AND creative, Leigh...and PERFECT for the Fusion inspiration! So glad you enjoyed the inspiration and played along!!!

Sharron said...

So pretty--and very creative!

Vanessa said...

So so beautiful!

Michelle said...

Leigh, you are so clever! I would never have thought of making a butterfly out of feathers! Fabulous!

alexandra s.m. said...

This was not easy but of course you made it look so "obvious" and I love your card Leigh!
Thank You~

Joyce said...

Gorgeous, and great way to improvise. I'm surprised you don't have any butterflies, but now you see you don't even need them.

Betty J. said...

What a fun way to stamp a butterfly with feathers. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us in the Fusion card challenge and hope to see you again ;-) Hugs, Betty

cm said...

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!
c

Lee-Anne said...

How clever, Leigh...your butterfly is awesome! Such a pretty card!

Chris D. said...

Get out! You made a butterfly from a feather stamp?! That's absolutely BRILLIANT!! What a gorgeous card!

Michelle Lupton said...

So pretty!! Thanks for playing along with us at FUSION card challenge :)

SmilynStef said...

Love the soft background stamping ... and how clever is your feather butterfly ... so glad you joined us at the Fusion Card Challenge.

Danielle Flanders said...

This is so creative! And beautiful, Leigh!

Sian Ridley said...

Aaah, that's awesome! A butterfly made out of feathers! You are a genius, I think that's the only explanation :) Beautiful :)

Marybeth said...

Another beautiful card and I love the feathers on the butterfly.

Sherri Scrapper said...

I really love this card! The butterfly is so cute with the enamel dot body. :)

Nathalie said...

Lovely and so creative! Thank you for visiting and leaving me sweet comments Leigh!