Friday, 8 May 2015

Earned Your Wings - Waltzingmouse Stamps

Happy Friday everyone!

In last month's issue of Crafts Beautiful (May) I did a lovely, bright set of feather themed cards using a beautiful set of stamps by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

This will be one of three posts showcasing each of the cards featured.

Here is the first card...

What you need...

Card stock: pale grey
Patterned papers: Kraft in Color 6x6 Paper Pad - Doodlebug
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Gel pen: white
Button: white
Baker's twine: black
Gems: clear

What you do...

Cover a white A6 landscape top fold blank with pale grey card, mat a 9cm x 11cm piece of grey hexagon paper flush with the top right corner. Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner of the paper.

Create two banners, one 2.5cm x 10cm in turquoise wood grain paper and one 2cm x 8.5cm in bright green spotty paper. Hand cut scallops along one edge of pink gingham paper 4cm x 9cm, line up to the left edge of the hexagon paper and secure in place. Overlap the join with the banners.

Use the Bright Green, Magenta and Turquoise markers to create three 5cm x 10cm blocks of colour. Over stamp each with the second largest feather with black ink, highlight the quills with white gel pen. Cut out and fix to the blank with foam tape, as shown.

Thread two lengths of black twine through a white button and tie in bow. Glue to the end of the feathers and finish with a few gems.

Lovely eh?

This stamp set is so wonderful to work with and it boasts all different kinds of feathers in all shapes and sizes. There are some lovely sentiments included too. Click on the image below to take you Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Fine Feathers - Waltzingmouse Stamps
If you are ever stuck on finding a piece of card to match whatever you are colouring in with Promarkers (or Copics), use the chisel end to colour a section of white smooth card big enough for you to use. As alcohol based markers tend not to leave colouring lines, it's a quick and easy way (and cheaper) to match up card.

Check out the Crafts Beautiful website for lots of free image and patterned paper downloads, plus there are lots of hints, tips, ideas and templates to be found. All for free!

Thank you for calling by and I'll be back with the next feather themed card soon. TTFN! xx

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