Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Paper Trey Ink "Feather Finery" card

I had a whole day in my craft room on Sunday and had every intention of doing cards for various challenges. However, as I sat down to play, none of the current challenges inspired me to play with all the new supplies I had. I decided that since I don't get to make cards just for fun that often, I would experiment with some of these supplies and see what happens.

One of the first things I did was to make my own paper using a water color paper, a straw and some re-inkers. I apologize for not having a photo of the process but I was having too much fun with it to stop and take any. (I also got dizzy from all the blowing too!) I originally was going to use the paper as a background but due to an embossing error, I had to go to plan b.

I decided that this paper would make really pretty feathers. I decided to use Paper Trey Ink's "Feather Finery" stamps and dies on my paper. I cut the large and small feather out, then stamped each in Versamark ink and embossed both with gold embossing powder.

I really like how the large feather came out but the small one somehow got a bit smudged. Since it was the last of my paper, I had to just go with it. If only I could have found my embossing buddy. I put it somewhere so I would know where it was but could not find it!! Sometimes these things happen.

I layered the feathers on PTI Royal Velvet card stock, that was layered over gold vellum that I found in my stash. I so wish I could find more of this because I really like the look!! I embossed a sentiment from the "Feather Finery" stamp set in white and then layered gold sequins I bought from Pretty Pink Posh to finish the card off. (If you haven't been to her shop-it is awesome!!)

This was a really fun card to make and I will definitely be making more paper like this in the future.

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!

Gold Vellum-Kate's Paperie NYC