Nine Lives for Freshly Made Sketches
Plaid Leaf Canopy for Addicted to CAS #170

Feather Finery for Casethissketch and Casology

Hi Everyone.  Happy Wednesday.

I hope you are all enjoying this fabulous fall weather.  It's been simply glorious here the last couple of days!

I made a card for two challenges - the sketch across at Casethissketch and it worked very well with the theme across at Casology

Whilst I was working out what to do with these challenges, I had a packet of Powder Pink card stock on my craft table... newly arrived from my Paper Players friend, LeAnne.  For some reason, I completely missed this color whilst it was an In Color.  Mind you, I generally avoid pinks like the plague, but for some reason, I just love the peachy-pink tones in this color.  When I went to buy it on the SU website, I realized it was retired!  So, LeAnne helped me out with some of her old supplies :-)

I kept the card clean and simple and used some Ellen Hutson edge dies to create the break between the main part of the card and the top so that I could conform to the sketch.  I inked up the feathers, die-cut them with the matching dies, and then added a little shimmer and shine with some Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder.  I was surprised just how well it went with the Powder Pink.  Take a look at how beautifully it matches:

Feather Finery closeup (1 of 1)

And isn't that color oh so pretty?  I love it.  So sayeth the pink-hater :-)  As I still do not have my circle dies, I had to use one from a set of SU dies that I have.  Luckily it was perfect for the sentiment - it just fit.  I adhered the feathers and then mounted the sentiment on foam tape and added a little twine to the top of the feathers.

Here's my full card:

Feather Finery (1 of 1)

I think you might be seeing more of this color :-)

Tonight, Lou and I are celebrating our anniversary, so definitely no card making tonight :-)  However, I will be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White, Powder Pink - Stampin' Up!

Dies:  feather finery - PTI; circle die Stitched Labels Die - Stampin' Up!

Inks:  Powder Pink - SU (retired) and Ink on 3