A very happy birthday to friend, Karen! Today is a milestone birthday for her but won't say which one:) May you have many more!
She loves feathers as I do, too. Not sure what company these dies are from since I'm traveling and don't have the info in front of me! The set also comes with a headband so you could create a feathered head dressing. I cut the feathers from dupo paper which I purchased from Dick Blick. I placed several drops of blue/green colored alcohol inks on a craft sheet and spritzed with alcohol blender solution then dipped the feather dies and let the solution move around until I was pleased with the look. Let these dry completely. Then I dipped the ends of the feathers in Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.
I took an art class using dupo paper and alcohol inks last fall and loved the things I learned! Finally putting my new knowledge to use on paper. Hope it's a beautiful spring day where you are!