Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Feather Finery ~ Masculine / Feminine Birthday Cards

April 30, 2017
Feather Finery ~ Masculine / Feminine Birthday Cards by Birgit

Good morning ECD fans!  Do you struggle with creating masculine cards like I do?  Why not create several cards to have on hand that can be used for both men and women.


Joset’s Feathers are perfect for creating these types of cards!

Let’s get started:

Step 1:  Cut the Diamond Background out of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere it to a top-fold A2 size card front. (4.25″ x 5.5″)

Feather Finery 1 by Birgit

Step 2:  Cut a large square of White Soft Finish Cardstock and blend Peacock Feathers, Abandoned Coral, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks onto the entire surface, spritz with water, air dry or dry with a heat tool to speed the process. Die cut the feathers.

Feather Finery 2 by Birgit

Step 3:  Stamp some of the feathers using a script background stamp in very light ink and tip each feather with gold embossing powder.

Feather Finery 3 by Birgit

Step 4:  Cut two Stitched Fishtail Banners out of printed paper and one out of a scrap of white cardstock.

Feather Finery 4 by Birgit

Step 5:  Stamp the white banner with the Happy Birthday sentiment from General Sentiments stamp set.

Step 6:  Assemble the card as shown below.

Feather Finery 5 by Birgit

Step 7:  Tie a piece of twine round the shafts of the feathers and adhere to the card front, along with sequins, using Kids Choice Glue.

Here’s another simpler version using Joset’s Feathers:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Here’s a list of products I used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs: 


Diamond Background

Stitiched Fishtail Banners

White Soft Finish Cardstock

Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock

General Sentiments

(CARD #2)


Stitched Rectangles

Postage Stamp Rectangles

White Soft Finish Cardstock

General Sentiments

Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies Used:

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Baker’s Twine


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  • Reply Dottie May 5, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Very lovely feather cards. Just beautiful. You got a home run with this one. I would be making all kinds of media feathers. Think I will. Hope they’re as nice as yours.

  • Reply Linda Douglas May 5, 2017 at 11:07 am

    ﹰﹰalways great to get new ideas. great for masculine cards. thanks.

  • Reply Kirsty Vittetoe May 1, 2017 at 12:10 am

    really beautiful!

  • Reply Patricia Howarth April 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Hi Birgit, Fabulous !! I love how you have created these beautiful feathers, they look so effective, and your cards are so pretty, I love them !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  • Reply Judi Kauffman April 30, 2017 at 9:50 am

    There’s something so wonderful and magical about the gold-edged feathers! Great ideas.

  • Reply Virginia April 30, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Nice cards and yes could be used for male or female thank you for sharing

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