Hello, and happy Friday!
Welcome back to another episode of ‘One stamp set, three ways’, where I prepare three different cards focussed around one stamp set (other stamp sets may be used for sentiments).
For this episode, I am showcasing a new arrival to my stash 😉 – Waltzingmouse Stamps’ Fine Feathers stamp set. This is what it looks like:
There are so many different feathers in this set along with some beautiful sentiments. For my first card, I created a background panel by stamping the back side of one of the images in Pumice Stone and Milled Lavender Distress Inks to give me a sort of halo effect. Then I flipped the image round to the right side and stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink – the result is striking and easily achievable with any image (I think).
I added some ink splats using the Distress Inks along with some Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. The panel was trimmed and adhered straight down onto the card base.
I swiped a piece of white cardstock through what was left of the Distress Inks on my craft matt, heat set it, stamped the sentiment, trimmed and foam mounted to the front. There’s also a few sequins sprinkled on for additional sparkle! For my second card, I took one of the feather images and stamped repeatedly with Versamark on some black cardstock. Then I brushed over various colours of Perfect Pearls, creating a shimmery pearly panel 😉
This is a really fab technique and the perfect pearls pick up the detail on those feathers beautifully! I set the pearls with a light misting of water and wrapped some gold string around the panel before foam mounting to the card base. The sentiment comes from the Mama Elephant Smitten set and I stamped it in black ink onto some gold cardstock, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set.
I used a circle die to cut out the sentiment and foam mounted to the front of the card and added a few gemstones in matching colours. For my last card, I wanted to try something with watercolour so smushed some Peacock Feathers and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks onto my craft matt and spritzed heavily with water. This gave me puddles on colour to paint with.
I took a piece of heavyweight watercolour paper and spritzed with water before adding areas of colour – this is really fun and with a bit of practice, could lead to some really interesting one layer cards! Once I was happy with my watercolouring, I heat set and again added some ink splatters (may have gone a little overboard ;-)).
Once dry, I stamped a feather, the wiggly line and the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. At this point, I wanted to call it done, but had to go back in and add some sequins 😉
This is such a versatile set, perfect for any sort of pattern making or for using the feathers on their own.
Thanks for looking 😉