Saturday, March 13, 2021

Birds of a Feather

Update: Due to the comments I added captions that tell in detail how this card was created. I don't know if this happened to anyone else but when I first created this post every time I would put in a caption it would freeze and bomb out. That is why I didn't use captions for this post. Sorry. I decided to try again and now it worked. 

Hello All,

Welcome to my second guest appearance at Just Us Girls. Their challenge this week is to use embossing folders. They are coming back in style I think it's because of the 3d folders. For this card, I was no exception. I purchased this beautiful feather background 3d embossing folder and what an amazing effect. So without further ado here is my card for today, enjoy!

I started with black cardstock and dry embossed the feather background. I added color using Distress Oxide Inks (Peacock feathers, speckled egg, aged mahogany, and vintage photo). I used a sponge to add the color approx where the feathers were.

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After the panel dried I lightly scraped the surface with Versafine Ink and, using my fingers, sprinkled gold embossing powder and heat set. This allowed the gold embossing to be more sporadic vs dumping the powder. I also added gold embellishments to compliment the gold embossing.

Above Left: This is a good example of the patina effect. By adding the appropriate color and minimal embossing powder it created the aged look I was after. Above Right: The sentiment also has some shine as does the banner. The banner was simply gold designer paper from a Hero Arts Monthly set. The sentiment was done by stamping it in dark blue and again with Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink. That is what gives out the shine. The darker ink is for when it is not in light. It shows better I promise. Below: I think the black cardstock base set the tone for the panel. Some of the black cardstock did show through that only added to the design.

Well, that should do it for me. If you are visiting from Just Us Girls thank you for popping in and seeing some of my work. If you are new to my blog, please consider following me to get all my postings. All the other followers and visitors thank you too I do appreciate every visit. We will see you next week with another challenge from Just Us Girls. Until then, take care and happy crafting.

All the best,

13 comments:

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is amazing - was hoping for a bit of information how you made this beauty....

Nonnajoy said...

Yes, it’s beautiful. I would also like more information on how it’s done, please?

Anonymous said...

Me too. I would like to know the process you used to create such a wonderful card using the embossing folder. Inks, paint, metallics? Thanks. Vaudene

cm said...

Gorgeous! I hope you'll share how you created this stunning effect! A WOW in every way!
~carol

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is absolutely stunning! Beautiful blending of colors and the touches of gold embossing give such an elegance. I am definitely going to give this a try.

Bobby said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, Shawna. I'm glad you included the tutorial because I definitely want to try this.

Vicki Dutcher said...

This turned out so elegant looking with your use of gold and embossing!

Nancy said...

What you have done with that EF is pure magic! Just beautiful Shawna!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

thanks for the info!

Ina G said...

Simply spectacular Shawna. Brilliant and beautiful.

Lisa Kind said...

This is beautiful! I love all the gold dusting to give it that patina look! Very cool card!

Cécile RIBON said...

What a fabulous design, Shawna! And so artsy too! I love the amazing effect of the partial gold embossing.

Martha said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your method as the card is very unique.

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