Saturday, April 26, 2014

I've been busy the past couple of weeks, working on a project I've designed to teach at my local stamp store, Impressive Ideas, in May. It includes a box, notecards, tags, and a handbound mini book, and features a faux metal technique. It has been great fun to make, and I can hardly wait for classes to start! :)
In the meantime, I've got a masculine birthday card to share.  I'm loving all the feathers that are everywhere right now, and I finally got a small feather die set! Yay!
The blue feathers are Spellbinders Feathers on the Wind dies, and I just love the embossed detail in them. The third feather is one I made from an old dictionary page. Can you see the word, "feather" on it? The "f" got trimmed off just a little bit, but it's there. A closer shot of it is in the banner pic. The lattice element behind the feathers is a Tim Holtz die cut. To make it, I layered several die cuts, glued them to another piece of cardstock, then covered it with a piece of aluminum foil that I almost threw out! I was doing some experimenting, a couple of weeks ago, with different coloring mediums, and this piece wasn't doing much for me, so I sat it aside, figuring it was destined for the trash. Glad that didn't happen. ;) I love the forged metal look. The sentiment is from a new stamp set of Emily Dickinson quotes (I'm a sucker for just about anything literary), and it was heat embossed with copper embossing powder onto a piece of cardstock that I had colored with Inka Gold (my new favorite medium!).
On the inside, I used the same lattice die cut, cutting it in both the blue and orange colors, then pieced it back together with the contrasting colors. The sentiment is a companion stamp from the Dickenson set.

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the weekend!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Issues: Pitch Perfect
The Paper Shelter #155: For the Boys
613 Avenue Create #68: Anything Goes


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Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fab masculine card Cheryl the feathers work really well with it. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck. Susan x

Karen Amidon said...

Love the finished box, stunning! I'm so excited to take your class and very happy for you!

Leslie Miller said...

Your pieces are all amazing how you've put them together! Good thing you didn't throw out your experimental foil piece. It does NOT look like something that should be thrown out! Very nice masculine card, Cheryl!

Conniecrafter said...

Your class looks like it would be so fun to take, good luck with that!
Love your card, I too bought some feathers but haven't used them yet, great inspiration here, your foil background turned out awesome, love how if things don't work out on one card it is always worth it to try on another!