Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday Stamping

Four Feathers Card - Sunday Stamping on Linda Vich Creates

Every person can use a spark of creativity from time to time, me included. Being a creative person does not necessarily mean that you have a non-ending supply of wonderful ideas so when I find something to help me trigger an idea, I latch onto it with both of my crafty hands!

Last night I decided to try the Sunday Stamping challenge that was mentioned on Stampin Connection, a forum for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. It's not so much a challenge as a creative prompt that gets you creating using a particular stamp set.

Yesterday's prompt was to use the Four Feathers stamp set. This was a no-brainer for me—love that set! I've seen so many imaginative cards on Pinterest using that set. Of course, I wanted mine to be unique.

I started my creative process by playing with some scraps of paper—card stock in Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Smoky Slate as well as some Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer Paper. I used the Feathers Framelits to cut the two styles of feathers from each piece of paper.

I tried groupings of the various ones until I settled on Basic Black, Silver Glimmer, and Silver Foil. For the first two I chose the larger, straighter feather; for the foil I used the curved one.

To make the foil feather distinctive, I stamped with Versamark ink on the foil and heat embossed it using black embossing powder.

I decided to group the three feathers on top of Smoky Slate for the best contrast. I would mat it with Basic Gray and then mount it on the card base.

I reviewed the various Framelits I had to see if any lent themselves to providing a stylish backdrop for the feathers. I settled on using both the Circles Collection and the Starburst Framelits.

The Magnetic Platform and Big Shot made short work of cutting my mats. I used Dimensionals to adhere each mat and also at one end of each feather. At the top of each feather I used a Glue Dot. I finished off the feather arrangement by threading a Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon through one of our Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons—just the thing I needed for a little more glitz!

Let me know what you think of my final creation in the comments below!

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