Recently I became aware of a challenge called NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) and I have A LOT OF THAT! Yesterday I made a card for a challenge and decided it would be fun to try another one -- this time for NBUS.
Feathers seem to be very popular right now and I had ordered the Spellbinders feather sets a while back. But as I do so many times, they got set aside with a lot of other things that I have not used yet.
For inspiration I turned to Pinterest. First I cut and embossed the feathers - 2 from one set and 1 from the other. I sponged them with Stampin' Up! Crisp Cantelope and Brown Sugar inks.
Next, I cut a piece of white card stock (4" x 5 1/4"). A couple of years ago I bought some "Cover-A-Card" cling background stamps from Impression Obsession. The background on the top of the card was made using the "Scratches" stamp.........another item that had never been used.
I added a piece of Stampin' Up! burlap ribbon which was on my table and then stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment. The cluster of feathers was attached and a bow made of "twine" was attached with a glue dot.
You can see the challenge here: NBUS Challenge #3 You may need to scroll down to see the qualifications to participate.
This card met the qualifications for the challenge but it also meets a request for a card that my mother needed for the husband of one of her granddaughters. He is a hunter and I thought the feathers might be appropriate.
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