June 15, 2019

MASCULINE FEATHERS

The stamp set that came with the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit included an awesome feather image that was absolutely perfect for coloring. It had me instantly smitten. And I decided that I would use this image in a Father's Day card for my June Stamp-In Workshop, since the workshop was scheduled for the Monday prior to Father's Day.

So, I went to work, and this is what I came up with:


I used some retired Night of Navy corduroy ribbon behind the five separate feather images. I realize it doesn't show up all that well in the photograph. But, of course, that's one of the beautiful things about Stampin' Up! products: they are made to match. And the ribbon is resting against Night of Navy cardstock. Good stuff, huh? 

In real life, the corduroy ribbon adds a subtle pleasing texture and just one more touch of masculinity.

NOTE HERE: You MUST keep an eye on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack. You can find such delicious deals there. That's where I found my corduroy ribbon. I try to keep you informed whenever the Clearance Rack is updated. When that happens, move quickly -- things often sell out in a short amount of time.


I shuffled through my stash of Designer Series Paper for one that would work well with the feather image, and came across this one. To color in the feathers, I echoed the colors in the DSP in the Watercolor Pencils I chose.


Here you go -- a tutorial to make this simple card:

SUPPLIES:
Pool Party cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Night of Navy cardstock
Designer Series Paper

Feather stamp (May 2019 Paper Pumpkin)
Teeny Tiny Wishes (retired -- and sorely missed!)

Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Watercolor Pencils (page 179 of the Annual Catalog)

Night of Navy corduroy ribbon
Scotch Tape
Paper Snips
Stampin' Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Pool Party cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

To this card base, add a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of chosen Designer Series Paper.

Cut five pieces of Whisper White cardstock that measure 3/4" x 2 1/4". In Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the feather image on each one. Using Watercolor Pencils, color in the feathers as you wish. How I did mine: I colored them as normal. After coloring, I intensified the color by going over it lightly with an Aqua Painter.

Tape a length of navy corduroy ribbon slightly up from center onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock that measures 5" x 2 1/2". Space the feather pieces evenly across this expanse. Obviously, I flipped two of the feathers upside down. Do the same, or whatever you prefer.

With Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere this piece over the DSP, leaving even borders of DSP on the sides and the top.

Stamp in black ink your chosen sentiment on a strip of Whisper White cardstock that measures 3/8" x 2 1/4". Flag the left side of the label.

Use a few Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card in the far right lower corner.


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ANY FATHERS WHO MAY BE READING THIS, WHETHER YOUR "CHILDREN" HAVE TWO OR FOUR LEGS! ENJOY YOUR DAY!

Feather-y
Smiles.

8 comments:

  1. Very pretty and I can see the ribbon; I love those ribbons and the texture they add. This is such a pretty card. I often shy away from using lots of colors on a "man's" card but this works well together. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks! You are always so sweet -- and I love hearing from you!

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  2. I love these feathers, what a great stamp.
    I remember doodling some similar feathers a few years ago but they took ages, this seems much quicker and just as pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Yes, as soon as I saw this feather stamp, I wanted to put it to work. I will be using it more and more.

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  3. I love this card. I think it's one of your best. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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  4. I just love this card!!! It looks amazing.

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