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Gold Tipped Feather Card

by Lesley Oman on 2 October, 2013

Hello my little flowers!

Todays card was a result of a Cameo play session.  :-) i swear the more i play with my silhouette cameo the more i love it. And in fact, the more i play the better i get at using it, so it means that i feel like i am actually getting the results that i want now, which is fab!

I made a cut file which was a scatter of stars and then i ran a piece of acetate through the cameo to create a mask. It was an experiment, and it turned our great. i was really surprised at how easy the acetate cut. Next I used distress inks and the blender tool to pop colour through the mask to create a starry background. I purposefully chose softer colours- i didn’t want the card to appear too pre-schooly.

For the feathers I cut them in white and used the same ink pads to carry the colour into the main focal element. I love doing this, its a great way to create cohesion throughout your project. To add dimension I also used my scoring tool to create a score up through each feather- it resulted in a slight bend upwards as you can see in the photo.

Next up was some sparkle. I cut a thin strip of gold glitter paper and adhered it to the card along with blue washi tape, and then dipped the feathers in glue and gold glitter -just so the tip was a little glittery and sparkly. I think next time I will use glitter embossing powder to get a more even coverage, but this still worked well.  Add a printed greeting, some twine and random Jack Wills button, chomp some corners and i call that done!

 

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Hey everyone.

I’ve had four days of illness, and I was only really able to get up and about yesterday evening. I was thankful that I was able to have the energy to make a Miss You Monday card for today. After all that time in a dark, germ-infested room, I wanted light and summery-ness. Well, I wasn’t going to get it outside, so I made my own little piece of happiness with this card.

Sometimes I just love Hero arts stamps so much that it hurts! I picked up this fab background stamp a little while ago, and I wanted to use it, but in a slightly different way – a background with a difference. Of course my distress inks were my first craft-comfort after a week of non-crafting, and I turned to my two favourite colours: shabby shutters and broken china. Yum yum.

I’ve been wanting chipboard flourishes lately, and as this was my last Bisous chipboard swirl, i really must buy some when I next see ones that I like.

Thanks for looking.

Products used
background stamp – hero arts
embossing powder clear gloss
distress ink: shabby shutters, peeled paint, broken china, shattered straw
decorative edge scissors
black ribbon
string
button
foam tape
pink cardstock
quickutz butterfly die
bisous chipboard swirl
Liquid Pearls

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Be You Bookmark card

by Lesley Oman on 3 July, 2010

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These are so quick and easy to make, and are perfect gifts, especially for teachers or friends. Check out Jennifer MaGuire’s video here which walks you through how to make one of these cool Bookmark Cards.

For mine, i’ve used Raindrops stamp from heroarts, and a heart swirl stamp, also heroarts. The bird is a stamp from the Unity Stamps June Kit of the Month. I’m not sure where the little ‘be you’ stamp comes from, its been lurking in my stash for a little while now. Doesn’t it look mega cute!?

Have a great day

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Feeling Yellow! ♥

by Lesley Oman on 18 June, 2010

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Nothing quite like the colour yellow to get you into the summery mood! Its the colour of sunshine, sand and sunflowers, bananas and buttercups…oh, and this card! ♥

This stamp has been lurking in my stash untouched for quite nearly three years. Bought in a random toy shop on our honeymoon, i was so thrilled to find a shop that sold (a limited amount of) stamps that I simply couldn’t not buy this set of clear stamps of teddy bears. To be honest, some looked a little mis-shapen and odd, but this little dude (or dudette, i can’t quite tell) seemed to jump out at me when I was making this card.

The papers are from two different collections from two different manufacturers, lemonade by Basic Grey, and Bloom and Grow from MME, but i love the way they compliment each other. ♥

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