I made this a while ago for Loll and she let me know she received it so I am posting today. Loll was laid up for a bit after some surgery and this was sent to cheer her.
This is the first of three cards I am calling "Playing with Feathers". On this card I masked a panel, stamped my feathers in versamark and embossed in gold. Then I stamped some "weeds" (Nature's Elements" from Tim Holtz and embossed them in clear to create a resist when I did the next step, I then used my amazing chalks from "The Stencil Collection" which I bought several years ago at a convention. The best thing is that they do not smear so they do not have to be "set" with anything. I took some pretty gold ink and sponged it over the tan/gold area's to give it a bit of shine. I then stamped the "Take Care" sentiment and embossed it as well. I cannot find the cover for the stamps at this time so I can't supply the maker but I will come back and do an edit when I do. :-)
This was my first attempt at doing this type of card and I was surprised I got it on my first try! I backed the panel with some pretty gold and then mounted on card stock to match my chalks. I must admit, trying to find the right shade of blue for the card base, took me over two hours and I finally gave up and added chalk to the piece I used to make it closer to the color on my panel. I was so pleased with my results that I decided to try using my feathers in a couple of different ways.
Thank you so much for coming by to take a peak!
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 GMT Views: 2619
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17631
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 4:20 PM
Just catching up with you and your Feather "series" cards! The gold feathers and sentiment really stand out against the sponged BG and white - brilliant mix of colors. Bet Loll was so happy to receive this one - it's a beauty!!
------------------------------ SUE aka GREENIE - Twisted Sistah Handmade cards because..No one displays an email on their mantle, or saves a FB post in a box of treasures! Nothing is impossible with God!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 8761
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 @ 10:47 AM
Oh Peggy, this is just lovely. I can't believe that this wass your first attempt. Tge gold embosding is spectular and the hint of blue is gorgeous. Your placement of the feathers is perfect. Your cards are always so well executed. Pinned wnd faved.