1.30.2014

Dance Like Nobody is Watching

Yes.  I do that.  No, like, for reals.  Sometimes when nobody actually IS watching and sometimes when people are!  It's fun.  Try it some time.  It's absolutely fabulous, actually!  And that, my friends, is what inspired my Crafter's Companion card for today!

Dance


For this card I actually have a bit of a tutorial for you to create the fun colored embossing look that I used on the feathers.  I used the Falling Feathers set and the Friends and Family Sentimentals for my card today!

Step 1


To begin, I stamped and embossed both the sentiment and the two feathers with VersaMark nink and white embossing powder.   I prefer Stampendous embossing powder, but I know there are lots out there!

Step 2


I then began coloring using the lightest Spectrum Noir markers in my color scheme first.  You can see in this shot I've already added a pale pink to the top of one feather and I'm adding the pale green tone to the second.  I did do both feathers at the same time, going back and forth, as the feathers overlapped a bit and I wanted to be sure to include both color sets.

Step 3


I used three tones for each feather.  With the darkest, I not only did the fluffy feather parts, but I pulled that color up through the center of each feather to give some center definition and focus the color down the middle.  I like the strength this gives the feathers.

After that, I simply trimmed the black cardstock to size and then completed my card!  This is really a rather simple way to achieve a really beautiful look!

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I hope you give this little technique a try!

Have a Happy!




11 comments:

  1. Those feathers look beautiful colored in! TFS!!!

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  2. I will definitely give this a try. It's so pretty. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  3. what an awesome technique and t his card is simply awesome!!!

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  4. The colored feathers are fabulous!

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  5. This is stunning and I love that saying, I do it too!
    Debxx

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  6. Amazing! I'm taken with feathers right now and I LOVE how you did yours. Thanks for showing how because I wouldn't have known how to do that. Great job, girlie!

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  7. I totally do the same thing ;) Love everything about this card!

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  8. Great card, love how you colored the embossed feathers.

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