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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Watercoloured Feathers

Watercolouring and Feathers:
 These trends have been featured on many blogs and videos, 
so I've been anxious to give it a try. I used a feather stamp set from 
Close to My Heart and a word die from Papertrey Ink to make an anniversary card.

* I started by creating two coloured panels on watercolouring paper: 
one with blue, teal, and greens; the other with pinks, oranges and yellows. 
* I stamped the feathers (Feathers: Close To My Heart) with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder, before fussy cutting each feather.

* I cut two word dies (Wonderful Words: Together) from Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores and then glued them to the card base to create a shadow effect. 
* The other portions of the sentiment (Mat Stack #2, Fillable Frames Additions 2) were stamped with Hawaiian Shores ink. 
* Two pink and one yellow sequin were added to the card. 
* One corner of the card front was rounded with a corner rounder.

* The blue/green feather was glued to the card base, then the pink/yellow 
one was attached with foam adhesive dots.
* A piece of embroidery floss was added at the base of the feathers.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


craftmates said...

Beautiful card. Love everything about it.

Diana K said...

Karen, I love how you did this card! Those feathers look totally fabulous embossed on the watercoloured paper - and then fussy cut! Seriously gorgeous and I am so happy that you're seeing well enough to craft. (And thanks for the lovely note that you sent; you really didn't have to.)

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful, Karen! I love the two feathers tied together for the anniversary card -- perfect!