Monday, April 11, 2016

Feather Quill

The Feather die from Die-Versions is a good size, almost 5 1/2" long.  When I saw it, I was reminded of how people used to write with feathers, called a quill pen.  That's how this card came about.

I have an old clear stamp of a post card (from OTC stamps) and an ink bottle (by Just For Fun stamps) and thought these would be perfect for my die.  After die cutting the feather from white cardstock, I colored the feathers portion with Pink Champagne Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers and "dipped" the end in Starry Sky Sparkle marker.  The ink bottle was heat embossed with Clear embossing powder and then colored with the Sparkle markers.  Parts of the post card were also colored with the Sparkle markers.

My message was created using DV Sweet Wordlets (Thinking of You, the "&" from Mr. & Mrs., and Miss You).  These were all colored with more Starry Sky Sparkle marker.  Writing back then was so elegant, so I could easily image someone who used a quill pen would also write beautifully.

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Lori Kobular said...

Lovely card! That feather looks amazing with the way that you colored it!

Donna Ellis said...

I love that your imagination grabbed onto history and the way folks used to write! That shiny element on the words and feather are lovely - and your postcard looks fantastic! Interesting that a set of cards I'm in the process of making right now uses a post card as well, Anne! Great minds, right? I like the somewhat primary colors in your creation - the do bring back a vintage feel of simpler times - and I leave you with one thought - the word begins with G. G. I repeat. G. LOL LOL I so VALUE our friendship! LOL GGGGGGGGGG

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Great card, Anne. How smart and creative of you to see the Quill pen! Love it!

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Anne, I love the design and beautiful feather.
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne and so creative!! I love the feather as a quill pen!! The colors and sparkle are so fabulous!! What a beautiful card this is!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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jimlynn said...

Simply beautiful! Love the idea of using the feather as a quill. Fabulous card Anne.

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous sparkle, Anne, and great subject matter for this delightful card. Love how you paired up the feather with the ink bottle. Terrific idea. :-D

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

This is beautiful. I love the throwback to elegance :)

MiamiKel said...

Anne, this is positively delightful! What a burst of color and wonderful design! I love hiking and going on nature trails with my kdis and this instantly took me there - wow, wonderful card!!