Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Birds of a Feather Thinking of You

The theme for our challenge at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges this fortnight is Birds of a Feather, RRC#116.  Do stop by and check out the wonderful creations of the Design Team.

My current stamp stash had little in the way of bird stamps, but I did have several feather stamps to work with that I’ve had around since 1998!  The first thing that popped into my head was to use metallic embossing powders on the stamped images, and this is what was so fun to create.

The feathers are all from Where the Rubber Meets the Road purchased at a stamp convention in Portland.  That is a story for another time!  The images are stamped in Tsukineko Briallance Galaxy Gold on cream card stock and are heat embossed with bronze and gold opaque embossing powders.  The feathers were fussy cut, then colored with Decorator Chalks using a Tsukineko Fantastic Brush Tip tool. 

The card base is Kraft card stock trimmed to 5 ¾” x 9 “ and folded in half.  I used one sheet of Coordinations Black Magic and trimmed the backing layer to 4 ¼ “ x 5 ½”.  It was pressure embossed with Sizzix Damask #3 so the image is “debossed”.  Using a brayer and Memento Tuxedo Black the raised portion is distressed.  Spellbinders Medallion Two is die cut and pressure embossed and then sanded to allow the color to show through.  A die cut of the same in Kraft backs the medallion.  These small sets offer great versatility in layering.  The center circle is die cut and pressure embossed before inking the edges with Tsukineko Versa Magic in Midnight Black.  The sentiment by Inkadinkado is from the Just Saying set. The various layers are adhered together with dimensional foam adhesive between the top layers.


  1. what an outstanding and brilliant card, dearie!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Neva, what an incredible card! Wonderful use of technique and style - so imaginative and beautiful! Thank you for explaining how you did each step. I love that you used the dies so cleverly in your project. Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  3. WOW! Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at our challenge at UYS!

  4. Stunning card!!! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Samra GDT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  5. What a beautiful card. I love how you have inked up the embossing folder! Looks great. Thanks for playing along with us over at UYS - hugs DT Shirl

  6. A super creation for our theme Neva and love all the dimension with the feathers, many thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  7. What a beautiful and creative card!! I just love the brown and blue combo with all the embossing!! So much texture!! Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD!!

  8. Gorgeous colors on your lovely card! Love those feathers! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #28!

  9. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La la Challenge Hugs Sue DT xx

  10. Love the colors, the texture and the gold embossing!! Thanks for playing along with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge- hugs and have a blessed week!

  11. well holy wow, who needs patterned paper when you can do *THIS*?! big bonus points for using older stamps and having them look brand new! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (noooo patterned paper!) STASH with us this week!!! ♥

  12. Lovely card the feathers are stunning Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La creations
    Alli x

  13. Beautiful card, love the feathers and the colours and detail, thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations - best of luck xxxx


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