Washi Feather Be Brave Card

by Joanne James4. April 2016 07:00

Another Monday, another week - welcome lovely readers! I enjoyed a lovely day yesterday, with a family lunch, a long cycle ride, more planting of seedlings for the garden and yet more Easter chocolate (we are slowly getting through it!) Today's card is for this week's challenge over at Casology where the cue word is 'washi':

I was thrilled to have my weather cards last week chosen as Honourable Mentions (you can see those cards here and here) and couldn't resist playing along again this week as I try to hone my 'clean and simple' design skills. I'm also entering today's card into this week's challenge over at Simply Less Is More where this week's challenge is to use 'white space that isn't white'. Let me show you my card and then I'll explain a little more what that means:

The key features of today's project are as follows:

Washi Feather - I have lots of washi tape (I don't hoard it quite as badly as designer series paper, but close!) and rarely use it; I consulted with my 'Things to do with Washi Tape' Pinterest board where I have saved lots of ideas and thought it was about time I tried something a little different, so settled on creating the feather you see on today's card. I used some retired tape as I liked the subtle pattern on this one, but you could use any current tape for a similar effect. It's really easy to do: you just tape both sides of a piece of baker's twine or strand of jute ribbon as I did here, then use your paper snips to shape your feather. 

White Space That Isn't White - The creation of 'white space', that is an area of your card with no image, layer, pattern or embellishment, is one of the things that designers often find tricky with this kind of card. 'White space' doesn't refer to the colour of the base layer, although often a white base is used - rather it refers to leaving an large proportion of the card blank. I chose to use Pool Party as my colour of choice today and with the exception of my feather, trio of white Perfect Accents, sentiment and thin border frame, there is nothing else on my card front, meeting the 'white space' clean and simple brief.

Make A Statement - My clean and simple card needed a clean yet bold sentiment. My feather started me thinking about Red Indians (don't ask!) and Indian braves. I remembered this sentiment in the 'Enjoy The Little Things' stamp set; whilst designed to go with the kit of the same name, it stands alone and works well with my lone feather. I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed in white I think this would be a great card to send to someone battling an illness or difficult circumstance, where a little encouragement is needed.

Here's the visual summary of the key supplies used to make this card for you to save for future reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

This is the second full week of the Easter holidays for the James juniors. I'm not sure what our week will have in store, but you can be sure it will include more fun activities that don't include school work!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (16) -

Esther
EstherUnited States
04/04/2016 12:55:01 #

Saw your card on "Less is More" and wanted to pop over and say I LOVE your take on the challenge! Gorgeous CAS card -- love that feather!

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Chrissie
ChrissieUnited Kingdom
04/04/2016 16:21:33 #

Well Joanne, that's just one fabulous feather, I never dreamt that you had made it when I saw the thumbnail!
Brilliant card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

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Jacquie
JacquieUnited States
04/04/2016 18:30:01 #

Your washi feather adds lovely textured & dimension to the card, Joanne! Thanks for sharing with us at the CASology challenge this week!

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Esther
EstherUnited Kingdom
04/04/2016 19:29:49 #

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour scheme and the beautiful feather. Great card Smile

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Maria
MariaPortugal
04/04/2016 19:31:08 #

This card is so beautiful! I love the soft blue and the feather only makes it softer and more delicate!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs

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Fiona Whitehead
Fiona WhiteheadUnited Kingdom
04/04/2016 21:17:44 #

Wow - love your card and so nice to read all about how you did it.  I actually don't have any washi tape but I love that feather.

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Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
05/04/2016 01:43:43 #

Wow, I can't believe you made this feather out of washi tape, Joanne! Amazing work!

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Melissa
MelissaUnited States
05/04/2016 04:51:38 #

So creative and pretty!  I love that sweet little feather!!!
Thanks so much for coming back and playing again with us over at CASology!  Smile

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Sid
SidUnited Kingdom
05/04/2016 12:11:25 #

That's a fab card and the colour choice is beautiful !!  Love the feather too !

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Sharon
SharonPortugal
05/04/2016 15:47:46 #

Stunning card Joanne. Beautiful colour and your feather (hand made) is so wonderfully creative. Thanks for sharing this with us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

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Margaret Rorie
Margaret RorieUnited Kingdom
06/04/2016 13:01:50 #

Lovely CAS card - appreciate your explanation of how you made the card.

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Viv (Daizy-Mae)
Viv (Daizy-Mae)United Kingdom
06/04/2016 17:08:31 #

Simple and classy Joanne, I love it ;) Viv xx

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Karen Ashbrook
Karen Ashbrook United Kingdom
06/04/2016 17:12:54 #

Such a great use of washi tape, love the finished card. Karen x

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Sarah
SarahUnited Kingdom
07/04/2016 12:51:43 #

Another swoon worthy elegant take on the challenge Joanne and I'm loving that mint cardstock.
Simply CAS perfection. Thanks for playing along and sharing at Less is More this week. Sarah x

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
07/04/2016 17:25:00 #

AMAZING!!!  I would never have thought to create a feather like this!

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Jeanne H
Jeanne HUnited States
08/04/2016 22:58:20 #

I just love your card! I tried to make a feather with washi tape similar to yours. Turned out OK but not at all so pretty. Don't think I'll use it. Smiling, though.

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