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Feather Finery Happy Birthday

HI Everyone.

Happy Wednesday.

I have a quick post for you tonight.   I decided to play along at the "Inspired by the LIttle Things" challenge - I love the photo - pity I missed the challenge cut off.... but I couldn't help but make a card!

Aren't thos stained glass feathers just gorgeous?
I pulled out my old Papertrey Ink Feather Finery and decided to go with a rainbow of colors for the feathers.... although I was really tempted to go with the turquoise and reds from the inspiration photo.
I had to find a way to incorporate the wonderful gold that is on the inspiration and found two ways to do that - one was in the detail on the feathers.
Feather Finery birthday closeup (1 of 1)
I also incorporated the gold embossing with the "happy" from the the Halftone Happy stamp from Altenew.  I then used my stitched rectangle dies to cut out the panel and mounted it onto a piece of Neenah Solar White #110 card stock.
Here's my card:
Fine Feathers Birthday (1 of 1)
I love the Altenew Label Love set.  I stamped the "Happy Birthday" onto a piece of white cardstock and then cut off the "happy" and mounted the "birthday".  I like the pop of black amongst all that color :-)
On a personal note:
It was a gorgeous day here today.  Not too warm.  Not too cold.  Not too wet!  I have a couple of photos for you.
Let's take a look at who has been visiting the feeder:
I managed to capture the female Rosebreasted Grosbeak and the Female Red-winged Blackbird at the seed tray:
Females at the Feeder (1 of 1)
I love how brown and "plain" they are compared to their male counterparts.   If you want to check out the males - you can find more details on them both here and here .  They might be "plain" in comparison - but they are both beautiful with their amazing markings.
Our Iris were magnificent this year.  They are spreading - albeit slowly - but we love being able to see them for a few weeks every year.
Iris (1 of 1)-2
I'll be back in Friday with my Addicted to CAS card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White #110
  • Stamps:  Feather Finery - Papertrey Ink.   Sentiment:  Halftone Happy and Label Love - both Altenew
  • Inks:  Altenew


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Linda Rodgers

Boy, was I gobsmacked to learn that in all my many years of rejoicing over the happy red-winged blackbirds in the ditches, I never knew that the females were 'plain'. I don't recall ever seeing one. I'll have to watch for them. Thanks for my new-thing-for-the-day.

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