Friday, 1 March 2013

Fine Feathers on a Friday!

I've really enjoyed using Stampin' Up's Fine Feathers stamp set this week and today I wanted to ink up the only image I haven't yet used - the exotic feather. I thought the gorgeous colour palette at the ColourQ would work really well with it and since I haven't played at Mojo Monday in a while I also challenged myself to use this week's sketch - plenty of boundaries there! Here's what I came up with:

Fine Feathers from Stampin' Up

I pierced a border round my woodgrain-embossed panel before adding a strip of ribbon and a plain, ribbon-tailed strip of card stock. The peacock feather and sentiment were layered over the top.

Peacock feather stamp

I adore this feather! It was stamped in Midnight Muse ink, then coloured with my aquapainter and the other colours inks. I used my indispensable sharp paper snips to cut it out - fiddly but fun!

Itty Bitty Banners from Stampin' Up

The sentiment is from the fabulous Itty Bitty Banners stamp set (get this free with the Sale-a-bration promotion!) The rubber of the stamp was coloured with markers before stamping and cutting it out. If you're not a fan of wielding the scissors though, Stampin' Up have kindly produced framelits which make cutting the sentiments out in this stamp set a doddle!

Here are the colours and the sketch I was following today. There's always heaps of inspiration at both sites - do pop over and have a look!


Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fine Feathers, Itty Bitty Banners (available as a Sale-a-bration freebie)
Ink: Midnight Muse, Pacific Point, Summer Starfruit, Tempting Turquoise
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Essentials paper-piercing pack, markers, Woodgrain embossing folder, Big Shot, Whisper White stitched grosgrain ribbon, Bitty Banner framelits (optional)
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The picture in the middle of my post made me giggle because my daughter is in the habit of saying 'thank' instead of 'thank you' (for reasons best known to herself!) The trouble is that she says it a lot and it's extremely catching - the boys began saying it  and then, finding it amusing, I began to say it too, to make them laugh. The only trouble is, I don't even know I'm saying it now... so if you get a card or email from me saying 'Thank', you'll know why!

Have a great weekend

11 comments:

  1. Another lovely card made with your feather stamp, love the woodgrain effect background

    Anne

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  2. Vicky, this card is beautiful as is your coloring, I love how you fussy cut it and it is floating across the page! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.

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  3. GORGEOUS, love peacock feathers and you have done it justice.

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  4. So very pretty!
    Love the colours on that peasock feather!

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  5. Lovely! These colors are perfect for that beautiful feather. And I just love the embossed background!

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  6. Hi Vicky
    Lovn these cards with the feather stamps ..... They make me giggle.... Lol
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

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  7. Another fine and feathery card Vicky - love the colours you have used - Jacqueline xx

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  8. Vicky,I love this feather card and the embossed wood background sets it off lovely. Cutting out the feather must have taken you ages, but it was well worth it!

    Bev x

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  9. Vicky that feather is gorgeous, I had to really check out if it was paper. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

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  10. Than to you too for sharing this beautiful card, love the embossing folder such a great textured backdrop for the beautiful and perfectly coloured feather.

    marie

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x