I saw a really cool technique at the Sparkle N Sprinkle booth at the Scrapbook Expo that I have been antsy to try with the peacock feather from the “Feathery Peacock” stamp set I picked up at the Heartfelt Creations booth.
I am not usually a fan of glitter because of the mess, but for special occasion projects (or people) I am willing to deal with it. Next Saturday I am hoping to meet up with a YouTube crafty friend for the first time in person, and I plan to wrap up these little note cards as a gift for her.
First I stamped the feather out with VersaMark ink, and I heat embossed it with Sparkle N Sprinkle platinum embossing powder. Then I stamped the feather again with VersaMark ink over the top of the embossed feathers, and I heated/melted Sparkle N Sprinkle Jasper Blue opaque microfine glitter into the first embossed layer. This seems to set the glitter into the embossing, trapping all those glitter flecks! YAY!
The following is a tutorial video:
These are simple to make and probably would have been even easier with a Misti or a Stampamajig (neither of which I own). In any event, the wispy look of the feathers all shiny and glittered really pack a visual punch. 🙂
These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Sparkle and Shine Challenge
Card Mania Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Use a Stamp or Digi Anything Goes Challenge
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF
Fabulous design and embossing! Well done on the video, too! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Sparkle and Shine” Challenge!
Thanks so much for a great sparkly challenge! 🙂
Eeeeek – how awesomely cozmic they are !!! Just beautiful 😀 xxxxxxxxxxx
Thanks so much! Hope you give the technique a try. It really gives beautiful results. 🙂
Gorgeous! I want to try this!
Fabulous project. Thanks for entering Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ATG. Wendy (DT).xx
Thanks so much for stopping by and for the fun challenge! Hugs, Kristina
That’s awesome technique you learned at the Scrapbook Expo. Turned out so neat. Sincerely, Elaine Rico
Thanks Elaine! Even though there is a lot of mess, I really did like this technique’s results. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, K
I love your feathers. They are so beautiful. I am sure your friend will love these cards. Thanks for sharing this technique. Edwina Brown
Thanks so much for the lovely comment Edwina! I hope you’re right and that she enjoys these notecards. 🙂
Beautiful CAS card, the embossed feathers look fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Beautiful:) Thanks for sharing it with us for Card Mania Challenge.
Lovely creation! I love image and embossing! Beautiful choice of colours!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
Beautiful card. Funny, I didn’t watch this video until today, but we had an indoor stamping yard sale at my club today and I just happened to buy that same stamp. I can’t wait to try this technique. TFS…
Oh wow! I am sure you are going to love that stamp! It is one of my all time favorites now. 🙂 Enjoy!