Monday, October 20, 2014

Fun with Splash and Feathers! (and, sanding too!)

 Ah - splash! So many possibilities with these wonderful color sprays. I love them!

This card has several techniques so let me start with the overall look and then break it down. First, you cut an oval from a piece of mermaid cardstock and then stamp feathers in versamark on the card and french roast insert piece. Why stamp in Versamark, you ask? When you stamp in versamark and then go over the stamped image with the sanding block, it brings out the image and it makes a wonderful background.

Here's a close-up. It's imperfect and fabulous! You aren't looking for perfection. You want that sanded, textured look. Isn't it great?!
Once you have the background done, take the script background and stamp it with versamark and then heat emboss it with satin pearl embossing powder. Then, use a piece of cardstock and mask off half a feather and "splash" it. Take a paper towel and remove the excess splash. Then, take your cardstock and mask off the first side and splash the other and repeat until all the feathers are done. This will give you the feather spine and it looks so cool. Once all three feathers are done, splash them all with Golddust Splash and then you'll have a lovely shimmer on your feathers. Tie a little vanilla twine around them and pop them up over your sanded feather background. :)

Here's a close-up of the feathers. Aren't they great?!
And, here's the inside - a strip of sanded Versamark feathers.
So, what do you think? Are you going to try sanding over versamark? It works best over a white-core cardstock like the A Muse cardstock.

If you need some feather stamps, check them out in the holiday stamps in my webstore:

Have a wonderfully creative day!!

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