Welcome back! Did you enjoy yesterday's previews? Well, if you loved yesterday's projects, you are going to love today even more!!! It's my favorite stamp set for the July Release!!! WMS proudly presents...FINE FEATHERS and CRACKLE BACKGROUND.
I have been wishing for a feather stamp set for awhile now. I was so happy and excited when Claire showed these to us a few weeks back. There's another feather stamp set that's being released this month, the other DT are showing them off on their blogs. So make sure to check out all of the DTs blogs so as not to miss anything!
If you were here yesterday, you'll know that I've been having this obsession with the color gold lately. This is my third gold card for the week actually. :) What do you think? This has to be my favorite card so far!
I stamped the feathers on vellum and fussy cut each one. Claire will have cut files for these beauties. I just wanted to fussy cut them, but if you don't have any patience for fussy cutting, then cut files are for you! :) I used Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, Fresh Peach. The other feather was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
To give it more dimension I scored the "vein" of the feather and slightly folded it in on itself. I could imagine gold confetti surrounding the feathers but didn't have a confetti background stamp. So made do with what I had in my stash. The circle/dot image is actually a berry from Festive Foliage. The smaller dots, believe it or not, actually came from me using the opposite end of a paint brush. I inked it up with the same Hero Arts Soft Sand ink and stamped it randomly. I wanted to use gold ink but didn't have any. Then I was pleasantly surprised that the Soft Sand looked a lot like pale gold. So it all worked out in the end! :)
I have one more card for today. This one is for the Mini Crackle Background stamp. WMS is also releasing a full size background stamp set as well. I used this yesterday on one of my Russian doll cards. It's a wonderful background stamp that I can see myself using a lot.
Since I've been making a lot of feminine cards lately, I thought I would make one masculine card. I'm ashamed to say that Father's Day had come and gone without me making a card for it!!! So in an effort to make up for it, I made a belated Happy Father's Day card for today.
This one is made in combination with Half Pint Heroes, Join Us, Man of the Hour, and My Kind of Guy. If you saw the samples from yesterday, I also used this background set, and I used HA Soft Sand ink. I found that changing the colors also changed the mood for that the background pattern. So experiment with different colors and have fun with it! :)
There you go! That's all I have for today. I'll be back again on Sunday for the WMS Blog Hop. In the meantime, the other DT ladies are showing off two more new Release Previews tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by today! See you again soon!