Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fathers and Feathers



Hi there!  I've got two cards to share today.  First up is a card for The Paper Players' masculine challenge.  I finally broke down and ordered some Taylored Expressions stamps and dies and I love them!  I actually opened them up and used them right away which I almost never do.  Usually I ponder new acquisitions for ages and wonder why I thought I'd be able to actually do justice to them.  


This design came together really quickly.  I used Stampin' Up's brushed gold and silver cardstock for the tools and they look so cool - just the slightest bit of shimmer to them.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Brushed Silver, Brushed Gold, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from All the Fixings) Taylored Expressions
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (All the Fixings) Taylored Expressions



Next up is a card for two challenges.  I took the colours from The Challenge and paired them with Fanciful Feathers for WPlus9's Throwback Thursday Challenge.  I remember when this stamp set came out - I saw those feathers all over the place and I HAD to have them.  I couldn't tell you the last time I inked them up though.  I need to take part in this kind of challenge more often!


Okay, that's it for me.  Back to work for now but tomorrow is Friday. Whoop whoop!  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Feathers & sentiment from Fanciful Feathers) WPlus9
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Gem:  Recollections

15 comments:

lostinpaper said...

You are going to have a blast with those dies, can't wait to see some more fab creations!

Lisa said...

A fabulous pair of cards Jen!!

stampwithamyk said...

Love that tool card! Those little die cuts from the gold and silver papers are awesome! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

Shelly said...

Aww...these are both so sweet!

Lindsey said...

Your tool card is so awesome! The muted silver and gold is perfect. Love the feather card, too. Very classy and elegant.

Joanne James said...

Two great cards - love the metallic tools on the first one, with such a lovely sentiment too. Thanks for joining my masculine challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

JJ Bolton said...

Awesome masculine cards (they are so hard to do, right?)! I had to laugh at your comment about thinking about your new stuff for awhile before you start using them. I am SO the same:)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jen!

stampwithsandy said...

I love both or your cards but those die cut tools are too cool! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players, Jen!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Two great clean and simple cards!! I love the tools...they are a great element!! Thanks for playing along with the challenge this week at The Paper Players!

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW, great bunch of tools you got there! Makes for a smashing wonderful card!!! Love the feathers!! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge, I sure hope to see you join us again!!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Super cards! Loving those feathers and great way to use our colors this week! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

Michelle said...

Two great cards! That tool card is AWESOME!

Claire Broadwater said...

Jen, these are both great cards! Love the way the feathers look in these colors for The Challenge! We are so glad you joined us this week! XX

Joyce said...

Loving both of these cards. Especially can relate to your feathers, which I had to have and now rarely take out. Your card is inspiring me to try to get some ink on my feathers.

Maureen Merritt said...

Hi Jen! I'm thrilled to see you playing along in the TBT challenge. This is the perfect guy card. I would never think to use this set for masculine cards. You are a genius. Thanks so much for playing along, I hope to see you there again in June (new challenge goes up this Thursday)