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Monday, 1 November 2010

Blue and Gold Peacock Feathers

Here is another of my masculine cards - this time using the very difficult-to-use Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen Venaissance stamps and papers.

I think if I was to make this again, I might stamp the feathers onto cream card and distress that to make it stand out from the backing papers a little more.


The Peacock Feather image, from the LLB Venaissance clear stamp set, was stamped using Ink It Up! Bright Blue pigment ink and heat embossed using Heat It Up! Gold embossing powder. The Frieze Border image, from the same stamp set, was then also heat embossed around the edge of the panel to frame the image.

Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy distress ink was then used to colour distress the edges of the image panel before matting it onto gold mirror card.

The sentiment, from the Hero Arts Anytime Messages stamp set, was also gold heat embossed onto a panel of the blue card and the Frieze Border was partially stamped around the edges. As before, the edges were distressed with the Brushed Corduroy ink.

A panel of the blue peacock feather paper, from the LLB Venaissance paper pack was created by joining two pieces of paper with a strip of Anita's cream and gold wavy metallic self-adhesive ribbon and distressed with the Brushed Corduroy ink. This was then matted onto the gold mirror card before being adhered to the card blank.

Here are the challenges I'll be entering this card into:

26 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

an interesting but beautiful take on the SCSC theme this week and I adore those colours fabulous
Hugs Kate xx

Kelly said...

beautiful card!

Dana said...

Kathleen these colors are just gorgeous!! I love it!
Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )
Hugs~
Dana

Thistleblue said...

Hi Kathleen, gorgeous card, love the papers with the feathers, very pretty. Thanks for taking part in this week's Ellephantastic Challenge
hugs
Michelle
Elle DT
x

Fiona said...

great card..love the colour combo..fab!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

fi

xGemmax said...

What a great card Kathleen and love the colours too :o)
hugs and xxx

Tracy said...

Beautifully elegant! Love the stamps, the embossing and especially the color palette. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Lexi said...

beautiful card and colours! Thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

Tinemor said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle`s Shop Best!!
Tine

craftybunny said...

Very luxurious card.Beautiful sentiment - I have that set and love it.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

France said...

ooh great colors ! Thanks for joining the Paper Sundaes challenge !

Patricia St Martin said...

Your card is stunning and very interesting. Thanks for playing on Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Wow stunning card. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic challenges hugs x

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is very tastefully done. Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

nessy said...

wow!!! stunning card!
vanessa xx

Axa said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments. :)

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, lovely colour combo! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week and hope you join us again! Jo xxx

Bev said...

fab card. hun. ty for joining us at crafty sentiments xx

Shelly said...

Hi! Love the colours on your elegant card, fab embossing! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x

Clarky J said...

This is fabulous! A really unusual card x Thanks for joining in the stamp man challenge x Janet

Jóna said...

Great card !

Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/fansofdigidoodleshop

All the best to you, Jóna

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Rainmac said...

What a stunning card, gorgeous colours! Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx

Tracy V. said...

Very pretty and elegant. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.
Tracy

Nilla said...

Stunning card! Thanks for playing with us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

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