I picked up some feathers the other day at the AZ Scrapbooking to use on a card for their FaceBook page. I used a stamp by Copper Leaf Creations and some scrap paper that had a southwest theme (at least to me). I even used my Big Shot for the FIRST time! I had a bit of a problem embossing but used a very thin acrylic sheet from my Wizard and it worked perfectly!
The feathers are just gorgeous... a bit expensive but rather worth it. I colored with Copics but did not try to shade or get fancy.
Here you can see some of the iridescence in the feathers. The top one didn't anchor very good with the scotch tape I used behind the vase so will have to possibly add a glue dot to keep it in.
We have quite a few hummingbirds visit us and they come in such a variety of colors. My favorites are the grey with red throats. In real life this little guy looks almost blue on the card. I don't think I'll take this card in to the store as I purchased all but the stamp - which I borrowed as I needed to use store stamps and paper. I do think she's out of this particular pattern but I did purchase it there.
I do have a pack of really cheap feathers somewhere in a drawer. I may need to play with them again.