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Saturday, 10 July 2021

Boho Feathers

Hi all.  I made this card using a set by Woodware Stamps called Boho Feathers, made for Darnell, a lovely blogging friend and who a lot of you know.  Unfortunately I was a bit late sending it and I obviously wanted to make sure she had received it before showing it here.


I used three or four of my alcohol inks on a piece of glossy card, mixed with some rubbing alcohol and moved about with an air blower which I bought recently and it worked quite well...certainly easier than blowing them around with a straw.  I then stamped the feathers on to it using Memento Tuxedo Black and then heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder before fussy cutting them out.

I decided to use my Crealies rectangle dies with dots/pierced to cut a mat for the base card using a piece of white card, and extending  the length to fit this slimline card.  It is quite straightforward you just cut it nearly to the end then place the die back in further down making sure that it lines up well (it is easier if there is a stitched or fancy edge as it sits firmer in the pattern)   Luckily it worked well and you would never know it had been extended.  It takes a little time but saves having to buy lots of different sets of dies.  I found a feather stencil, one from a set which I got at The Range quite a time ago, and masked around the smallest one.  I used Adirondack Stonewashed Ink applied with a brush quite softly and covered the background with it.

Finally I added the feathers to the background and adhered it to the base card and then added the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed it with the Clear Gloss EP.

Thank you for looking at my blog today and I hope I'll see you again soon. 
   





I am entering the following challenges:

Cardz for Galz Challenge - No. 150 Get Inky.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 409 Any Occasion.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - No. 319 All Things Feminine.
Country View Challenges - July 2021 Use A Stencil (or Two).
NBUS Challenge - No. 28 Using our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Stamping Sensations Challenge - July - For a Lady.

23 comments:

  1. Lovely feathers and great colour choice than you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz shell x

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  2. Fabulous feathers and the stencilled ones in the background just set them off so well. Great explanation as well, thanks.

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  3. This is so beautiful Pat, I love the feather images and the colours are fabulous, a lovely design too, I'm sure Darnell loved it, Kate x

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  4. What a beautiful card...oh, that fussy cutting is Perfect! ♥ Thank you for the "How To" description!!!

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  5. I'm sure Darnell love the card, Beautiful effect with a the AI's

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  6. WOW - this is soooo pretty and bound to be well-received by Darnell.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  7. How effective using the alcohol piece to stamp the feathers Pat, the variants in colour really draw the eye with them set against the soft background, not to mention the intricate cutting that requires patience.

    I am sure your friend love it and appreciated your thought. Perfect for our theme at Stamping Sensations this month, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

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  8. Those feathers look fabulous and the alcohol ink colours look so pretty. Great idea to extend the rectangle die cut Pat x. The soft stencilling looks beautiful and thank you for reminding me about the Adirondack inks x. Darnell would have loved this x.

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  9. Card turned out lovely. All that technique work paid off. It's a winner!!

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  10. Beautiful card for Darnell, Pat!! Love the gorgeous alcohol ink colours on your feathers. And so perfect with the feather stencil in the background. Great work! xx

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  11. Your lovely feathers certainly take centre stage with the great alcohol inks Pat! The stencil background is a perfect addition!! A great design!! Thanks so much for sharing at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!! Take care! :)

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  12. Gorgeous alcohol inked colours on those feathers Pat, awesome fussycutting too! I'm sure Darnell would've loved this card, thankyou too for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

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  13. so pretty...love the colours of the feathers!
    xx Karen

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  14. Your card certainly is for a lady if it's for Darnell! It's a lovely design. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

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  15. Those feathers are stunning. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

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  16. Oh wow, Pat! That is an absolute stunner! Beautiful colours! I bought the boho feathers and the owl when they came out but haven't used them nearly enough!

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  17. Oh I bet she loved it! Those feathers are so pretty! A gorgeous card Pat

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  18. Thank you again for this stunning card, Pat! It is even more gorgeous in real life! I love how you extended the die and I must try that. (I also love that Linby thinks I'm a lady! Haha, you know better!) Lots of hugs, Darnell

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  19. WOW, love this card Pat. The colours in the feathers are amazing. Brilliant card. xx

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  20. Very beautiful and elegant card! Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope you will join us again soon. Nandini, DT

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  21. I love feathers and love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month!

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  22. This is beautiful Pat - the coloured feathers look so beautiful! - thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel x

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