Did you know last Tuesday (January 10) was national Save the Eagle day? Neither did I until I read about it over at Outlawz. I can't enter this card in their challenge because that's a color challenge (and I didn't use those colors) but I have to give credit to them for the inspiration to use a feather or two on a card.
Sketch from Fetch a Sketch.
This is another of those vintage images which seem to have me hooked lately, printed onto parchment paper, then die cut with one of my new die sets (hexagon), and matted with chocolate CS, cut one size larger. I cut the background dp with scissors (after adhering it to the card front - cut all the way through the card), turned the cut off piece and adhered it to the back edge of the card. Then I added a strip of brown CS to set off the wavy front edge and complement the wavy back edge.
The striped dp is another piece from that same dp mat stack, Linen Closet - DCWV, matted with brown CS and wrapped with sheer brown ribbon. I added the feathers (no, those aren't eagle feathers!) and punched a hole for the pearl brad before mounting the strip onto the card front. Pearls were added to the image panel and then it was mounted last.
TIP: Here's a tip for getting feathers adhered to a card without having them glued down the entire length of the feather. I scraped the tip of the "feather stem" with a craft knife to flatten it as much as possible, then put down a tiny drop of craft glue right where the feathers were to go. Before adding the feathers, I punched a tiny hole for the brad right next to the glue spot. Then, I added the feather tips to the glue spot, and put the brad in place. The brad overlaps the feather tips and holds everything in place while the glue dries. It's also securely glued in place.
The eagle feeding new chicks is so symbolic of New Beginnings and certainly has lots to do with saving the eagles. Without offspring, there will be no eagles left to save.
Challenges for this card:
Anything Goes Challenge -- Anything Goes week
Bunny Zoe's - inspiration photo - lots of pastels and browns
Card Makin' Mamas -- Something New
Craft Garden -- monochromatic
Crafty Cardmakers -- no floral embellishments
The Crazy Challenge -- Pearls or lace
Daisy Doodles -- New Beginnings
Divas by Design - New Beginnings or Thanks
House of Gilli -- Anything Goes
Ooh La La -- New Beginnings
Party Time Tuesday - Save the Eagle Day
Top Tip Tuesday -- Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty -- Anything Goes
Hope your week is going well and that you may have found some inspiration while browsing around. Happy Stamping. NanaConnie