My sister just got a job promotion, and I really wanted to make her a congratulatory card. A feather in your cap kept running around in my brain and pushing me to get busy and create! That little idea just naturally ran to my using Stampin' Up's Four Feathers framelits that came out in their 2014 Holiday catalog. It seemed odd to me that it came out in that edition, but I'm guessing they had it in mind to use the feathers with fall-type cards. I was really disappointed that they did not bring these stamps and coordinating framelits back in the new 2015-2016 annual catalog. The reason, my guess, is that they didn't go over well in the initial offering in the Holiday catalog, as Stampin' Up customers are busy thinking Fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and somehow, feathers didn't seem to fit those themes; therefore, there probably weren't enough sales to justify keeping them for the annual catalog.
I recently purchased a piece of chevron patterned paper from Michael's Crafts that looked like it was watercolored and was very pretty. Though Michael's open-stock Recollections papers are general very thin, which I do not like, I loved the design and colors so much, I decide to go ahead and use it anyway. I planned to spruce it up with some layers of regular cardstock and glitter cardstock to give the card more body. I think I'm pleased with the outcome and hope my sister will like her little surprise congratulatory card.
Here is a peek at the complimentary inside design and my verse that I created to fit my sister's job promotion occasion.
Recipe: Papers: Stampin' Up cardstocks - Whisper White, Night of Navy, Soft Sky (inside); Core'dinations Glitter Silk - Regal Royal, Bermuda Bling, Jade, Majestic Magenta; Core-dinations Vellum - Baby Blue; Recollections - Watercolor Chevron. Hampton Art Ki stamps: Celebrate Life. MemoryBox dies: Stitched Country Borders. Stampin' Up Framelits: Four Feathers. EK Scallop Photo Corner punch (inside). Queen Co. Goosebumps (Copic colored). Stampin' Up Embossing Powder: White. Stash: 5/8" Iridescent Sheer ribbon. Glitter Butterfly. Computer-made verse (Font: odstemplik/ 21). Size: 5-1/8" x 6".