Thursday, June 19, 2014

Playing with Feathers

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I have a post today on the a2zScrapbooking Supplies Blog featuring the Hero Arts Feathers Stamp Set.

For my first card, I inked up my new Feathers stamp set with two shades of pigment inks using the "Rock n’ Roll" technique. I embossed the sentiment with Pumice Stone Embossing Powder, and inked the Hero Arts Borders Stencil  to add a pop of color to the card. I also added a few of my DIY clear enamel dots (made with Perler Beads), and a thin strip of glitter cardstock.

For my 2nd card, I inked one of the smaller feathers in this stamp set with versamark and embossed them with white embossing powder, and inked the background with 5 different distress inks.

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You’re Special
Stamps: Hero Arts - Feathers, Enjoy Today
Ink: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Tim Holtz - Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Worn Lipstick
Cardstock: Hero Arts - Snow Layering Papers
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Scalloped Borders; Lil’ Inkers - Rectangle Stitched Mats

 You Are Very Special
Stamps: Hero Arts - Be Happy Today, HA/OWH - Year Round Sentiments
Ink: Studio Calico - Clean Slate; Memento - Lady Bug
Cardstock: Hero Arts - Snow Layering Papers; Pool Mixed Layering Papers
Dies: Lil’ Inkers - Stitches and Stripes; MFT - Blueprints 13
Sequins: Kelly Purkey - Metallic Turquoise


Dawn T said...

Gorgeous cards Barb. Love the softness of the first one and the brightness of the second one is stunning.

Barb said...

Wow, Barb! Both cards are so pretty! Wonderful, soft colors on the first one, and love the embossing and shading on your second! Beautiful designs too! ♥

Hannelie said...

I could't help to immediately think... light as a feather!
beautiful design Barb!

Unknown said...

stunning feather images! LOVE that emboss resist!

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I've been looking for a smaller container of those beads so I can try making the enamel dots.

Anita in France said...

Wow, gorgeous feathers, Barb ... cool and elegant with the first, vibrant and rich with the second! Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb gorgeous cards and feathers, love both but the white embossed feathers just pop right off the card.

Cindy C. said...

Both beautiful cards Barb! And I really like the airiness of the first one!!

Virginia L. said...

You have done a FABULOUS job on both cards, Barb! I love the overall design on the first! ADORE the colors on the 2nd ! Congrats on the Hero Arts Tweet!

Rosemary said...

both cards are just beautiful, barb... love the softness of the first one!

Deepti said...

I love the soft and the vibrant look you creating keeping the focal element the same :) Love these

Jean said...

Two lovely cards - really fun how you changed things up between the two showcasing the feather's versatility.

Judy Tuck said...

Wow Barb your 2 cards are gorgeous. Love the sparkle on the first one and the beautiful background on the second one.

Kay Miller said...

Ooooh these are both stunning Barb! I don't have any feather stamps, because I have never quite known what to do with them, but your cards are very inspiring! You've done some serious gorgeousness with this feather! Love them both! ((Hugs))

Cat Craig said...

I am one of the few who doesn't get the feather rage, but I have to say your two cards are fantastic, and you may be making me reconsider the feather thing!