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 Hi Everyone.  Happy Thursday.

I am very late with this post.  So late that I missed two submission deadlines for the challenges that inspired this card :-)  Oh, well.  I am going to blame it on the snow and the 8 degree temps we had this morning.  Yes.  8 degrees in April! :-)

One of the classes for the AECP course is "With a Twist" - another class by the very talented Therese Calvird of lostinpaper.com.  If any of you have ever watched Therese's videos, you will know that she is not only very talented, but very easy to listen to and fun.  So, it was great do complete another of her classes.

One of the lessons was to do tone on tone stamping.  Therese did a wonderful blue on blue card with a touch of gold.  When I saw the challenge across at Just Add Ink - which was to choose two items and use them on a card.  The choices were stencil, feather, foil.  I decided to go with the latter two.  I also used the sketch from CaseThisSketch.

I took a piece of kraft cardstock (not a color I use often!) and stamped the feathers all over the card base in a coordinating color.  I then took the matching detail stamp for the feather and stamped that over the top of the feather.  (It puts little dots down the central part of the feather.)

Because I wanted to use foil - I used a trick I learned in an earlier AECP class  - to use foiling without a laminator.  This was easy.  I went over the dots left by the stamp with a glue pen and left the dots to get almost dry.   After a few minutes I put small pieces of gold foiling over the dot areas and rubbed them with my finger - and then the side of the bone folder.  Voila.  Foiling without a laminator. 

Here's what it looks like in closeup:

Feathers Closeup (1 of 1)

You can see the fine outlines of the feathers and then the foiling on top. 

I die-cut a circle and then heat embossed the sentiment with superfine gold embossing powder.  I needed something else..... the sentiment just wasn't popping off the page.  So I die-cut a frame for the circle from two of my stitched circle dies.  I then used my gold embossing pad to stamp gold all over the frame and left it to dry.  I didn't want to add embossing powder as I wanted a smoother texture.   Once the frame was dry, I mounted it over the focal element and the card was ready.

Here's my full card:


Feathers (1 of 1)I have another card to share with you tomorrow - and a couple of nature photos.  So I will be back then.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a  little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Sentiment: Stunning Cosmos - Altenew.  Feathers:  Feathered Friends - PTI
  • Inks:  Altenew


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Virginia Lu

Love the use of circle die and embossing, Jaydee! This card is so rich and sophisticated! GREAT job! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery.

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