Friday, June 28, 2013

Thinking of You- Feathers for Friday :-)

Hi Stampers! 

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.

Trying to capture the iridescence- not easy with the camera :-)
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!!


Jen Brum said...

Wow Julie! This is amazing! I love those feathers! When I first saw them I thought they were real!!! Amazing colouring! Love the textured honeycomb as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

Total work of art! Wow those feathers are just amazing.......and gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous!

Jen Timko said...

Wowza!!! This is truly amazing Julie!! Those feathers are spectacular!!

Jen said...

Boy, do those feathers look real! Smashing card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Donna Earley said...

Hi Julie
This card is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the feathers! Great job!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely feathers, Julie - so fabulous coloring that they look real, especially with the fussy cut "feathering" - lovely. hugs, de

Allisa said...

Your card is truly a work of art! Love those feathers! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kelly S. said...

OMG a-ma-Zing!!! I thought those were real feathers. Gorgeous!! Congrats :)

pam said...

Wonderful card! I really thought the feathers were real. Great job!

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