Stampin’ Up! Technique Class with Fine Feathers

By | May 13, 2015

One of my favourite sets will be leaving us when the new catalogue comes out and I am so sorry to see it go.  I rreally feel like I haven’t used it enough so it featured in my Technique Class last night and will feature again in my Fast and Fabulous on Thursday night.  It’s Last Chance Saloon for Fine Feathers!!  Last chance for you too if you wish to purchase it as you won’t see it again after June 2nd 🙁

Last night, we used Fine Feathers in a Fancy Fold card, it goes by several different names but I’ve seen it called a Floating Window card so I’ll stick with that.  I saw a beautiful example by Kirsteen Gill a US demonstrator in Texas and she very kindly shared her measurements with me.  You can see more of Kirsteen’s work here.  In my opinion, she is the queen of this style of card.

So here is the front of the card we created.

Stampin' Up Floating Window Feather card front-001

And when you open up the card…
Stampin' Up Floating Window Feather card open-001

I’ve used a card base of Smoky Slate and matted my Whisper White layer with a hint of Soft Sky, while my feathers are stamped in Smoky Sate, Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon – a colour combination I took from our Christmas DSP. It’s not that tricky and once you master it, you will find it quite straightforward to make.

Next up on last night’s agenda was a 3D project that I have also seen on Pinterest and Facebook recently and had to find out how to make it myself. This one is sometimes called the Self Closing Box and here is my version.

Stampin Up self closing box-001

I’ve used Night of Navy cardstock and Birthday Bash DSP (this too will disappear after June 2nd – so get it while you can!). The pattern on the DSP is actually little Birthday hats but I liked mirroring the shape of the box and if not used in a birthday context, it’s ok!?! Well that’s what I thought, and I’m sticking to it!!

I think my ribbon may be a little thick for the top of the box as I cut the top of using a framelit from the Apothecary Accents Framelits – these too are retiring on June 2nd – you know what to do!!

I hope you like last night’s projects, if you are within travelling distance and ever want to attend one of my classes, you’d be very welcome – details on the tab above.

Until next time, happy crafting,


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