Good morning, everyone! I have been wanting to play with Bella Blvd’s new feathers ever since they first came out at CHA! Available in 18 gorgeous colours, each package has four feathers in four different sizes. Because they are so light and thin, they make a great low-profile embellishment on layouts, cards and journals.
When I think of feathers, I automatically think of the fancy hats that women wear, especially in Europe. I always thought it would be so cool to be a millinery designer and that is where I got the inspiration for my cards.
Supplies: feathers (Bella Blvd); cardstock (Stampin’ Up!, Bazzill Basics); patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye); rhinestones, water colour pencils, embossing folders, ink, paper punches (Stampin’ Up!); chalk (Pebbles); pearls (Martha Stewart); adhesive (Helmar); hats cutting file and woman digital stamps (Becky Fleck)
I designed and printed the woman’s shape onto pale pink patterned paper, and highlighted the cheeks and neckline with Pebbles chalk. I used watercolour pencils to add lipstick. After trimming out the hat pieces, I layered all of them together and attached each woman to a double matted circle.
I snipped off the top 2” from the smallest feather and tucked it in behind the hat band. I used a very small half pearl to create a necklace on each neckline. I then finished off each hat with a double layered flower and rhinestone center. That’s it!
What creative ways will you use feathers? Please share! And for more inspiration, be sure to read Vicki Boutin’s Designer Notebook feature on feathers in our Spring issue!
Have a great day, everyone!