Hey everyone! I'm excited to be back with another Pinterest challenge for you. This time, when I set out to find a fun image to be inspired and challenged by, I focused on one of the fun trends popping up in the scrapbooking industry right now...feathers!
Feathers have been a trend in the fashion industry for a while now, and it's exciting to see them making their way into scrapbooking products. We are seeing feather patterned papers, feather die cuts, wood veneer feathers, feather rubons, and even real feathers. I came across this image on Pinterest of a gorgeous wrapped gift, complete with a feather tucked under the ribbons. I knew it would be perfect for this challenge.
Image link (<---lots of great packaging ideas here!)
I started out my layout by using my Cameo to cut a circle die cut background piece from some woodgrain patterned paper, inspired by the polka dot wrapping paper in my Pinterest image. I also wanted to use some ribbons and trim on my layout, to mimic the ribbon tied around the gift wrapped package. To "wrap" the crepe paper ribbon onto my layout, I cut a small slit on both sides of my page, directly below my photos. Then I pulled my ribbon through the slits from the backside of the page, and wrapped them around the front, tying them off in a bow on the right side of the layout. I added the green trim below to tie in the green from the photos, and because it added some really great texture to the page.
I chose two real feathers to tuck under the ribbons ... a black feather and a burgundy feather, which matched Sarah's tutu in the photo and the velvet chair she was sitting in. These new feathers from Bella Blvd are really fun to use and add so much texture and interest to your projects. They are on the larger size, and I wanted to layer a few smaller feathers on top of them. So I used the feather die cuts from Kerri Bradford Studio, which I cut from a few different patterned papers.
I hope you'll give this new trend a chance and try using some of the many feather products available on your upcoming projects!
~ Laura Vegas
(be sure to check out Laura's blog for even more amazing inspiration!)