Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ latest blog hop — the first one of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog year! And that’s what we’re celebrating, of course, with 13 stops along the hop. Buckle up!
I’m stop #8, so you may have just seen Tanya’s projects using Serene Silhouettes on her blog, Tinkerin In Ink With Tanya. I regularly follow her blog — she never disappoints!
If you’ve been following along in the new catalog, flip a few pages to Fine Feathers (p. 79), the affordable set I’m featuring. I chose it because its images are suitable for a variety of occasions and for both masculine and feminine layouts. (To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes and tips for the projects — check back next week! Click to enlarge the photos, please.)
I hope this first card reminds you of a Navajo Blanket, because that’s the impression I was working towards. These feathers were stamped on Vellum using a brand-new, new-style Basic Black pad — very black and very inky, which explains the variation of stamped images. Normally Classic ink dries surprisingly quickly on Vellum Card Stock, but not this time! I actually drew lines on my grid paper so that I could stamp with somewhat consistent angles. It’s not as easy as it sounds!
Next, this Peacock Thoughts card recalls fancy Miss Kitty from the saloon, with sparkly buttons and ribbons and feathers on a Vellum overlay. BTW, did you see my Tuesday Tip on using the Finishing Touches Edgelit? It’s a beautiful edge and so much easier than a border punch!
Using this postage template is one of my favorite ways to stamp a smallish image like this feather. I made an acetate reverse mask so I can neatly sponge inside each postage stamp. After stamping the feathers, I painted a bit of Shimmer Paint on each one, and the shimmer is repeated in the Brushed Gold mat. An black, Argyle-embossed mat ensures this Feather Postage card is not too girly.
There’s another Fine Feathers project waiting in the wings, so check back with me in the days ahead. But meanwhile, there’s more inspiration ahead! You’re now on to the next stop on the hop, Rhonda’s blog, The Stampin’ Bunny, to check out all she’s done with the stamp set Horse Frontier. So giddy-up!