|Trying to capture the iridescence- not easy with the camera :-)|
Friday, June 28, 2013
Thinking of You- Feathers for Friday :-)
Happy Friday!! I wanted to create a card for this week’s FMS92 Freshly Made Sketches and the curving lines of the sketch seemed to be perfect for feathers.
If you have a chance, check out their sire- the Design Team is fabulous and they always have a number of entries that show the variety of ways to use a sketch!
To create this card:
Using Early Espresso Classic Ink, stamp the peacock feather image onto Whisper White cardstock and color with an AquaPainter™ and using ink from the Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Pool Party and Soft Suede Classic Ink pads. Once dry, fill in a bit with Stampin’ Write markers in the same colors.
To add a bit of iridescence to the feathers, brush Moonlight Smooch™ Pearlized Accent Ink (retired but on the Clearance Rack) over the feather. Carefully cut out the feather images, cutting into the sides a bit to create the "wisps" and give a realistic appearance to the feather.
Once cut out, spray with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint spray (paint mixed with 70% rubbing alcohol) to give more iridescence.
Use the Big Shot™ along with the Adorning Accents Framelits™ to cut the wavy edge to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and emboss with the Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. Align the feathers along the wavy edge and add the sentiment.
Add the embossed panel (this was a previous piece that I had embossed using the Honeycomb Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (inking the interior first with Sahara Sand Classic Ink) and sprayed with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint spray.
Add the ½” Pool Party Seam Binding triple ribbon bow and adhere to the front of the Whisper White card base. Add the feather layer to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Fine Feathers, Wetlands
Ink: Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede Summer Starfruit, Stampin’ Write markers also in these colors
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot™, Honeycomb and Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Adorning Accents Framelits™, Large Oval Punch, AquaPainter™, ½” Pool Party Sean Binding Ribbon, Moonlight Smooch™ Pearlized Paint (retired), Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (retired)
I am not sure if this card would be considered “clean” enough for the challenge but I had a great time creating it!! Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a great Friday!!