Monday, 26 January 2015

Hugs and kisses


Today's card is inspired by the photo over at Just Us Girls. I didn't want to go for hearts as the obvious choice so I used feathers instead. I tried to use inks and markers on the stamps to mimic the marbled effect on the cookies, and use the colour scheme from the photo. The layout for the card is inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch. I'm also linking up with CASology where the cue card is Friend and Brown Sugar where the theme is Valentine's.




I coloured the feathers with ink pads and markers to get a marbled effect and die cut them with the matching dies. I die cut spaces for the feathers in the bronze cardstock, and adhered the feathers into place. I stamped the sentiment in Regal Rose. Last, I used my Tim Holtz Spritz tool to add some airbrush stains to the white space. Unfortunately it doesn't show very well in the photo as only the most dark airbrush stains show, but it gives a subtle effect to the background. 

Card: Leonardo Cardstock 300 gsm white card, Metallic Bronze card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Stamps: Stampin' Up Four Feathers and dies, Good Greetings
Ink: Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Regal Rose
Other: Papermania adhesive gems 


9 comments:

Linda said...

Love this .... those feathers look fab! xx

Sharyn Polesel said...

Lovely card! Your feathers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

KayM said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! The different shades on the feathers is lovely!!

Judy Woodland said...

Well, your card is so clever and creative. I would not have thought to use feathers, but they work perfectly here! Great take on the challenge, thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the feather usage! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love, Love the feathers!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology this challenge for the FRIENDS cue this week!!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love those delicate feathers! Great use of the colors from the inspiration photo. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Leigh Penner said...

I love those feathers! Great take on the sketch!

Hannelie said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch!