Nenna and Sherri C. asked that I remake this card that originally was made with a large background as they’d have to purchase new stamps to make it, and wanted to use the same technique with smaller stamps. Nenna, I’m so sorry if I said your name wrong.
I used PTI Feather Finery stamp set for the all of the stamps I used, including the sentiment. I used a pre made kraft card base 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and only put it in the MISTI to be able to show how to line up the stamps when stamping with Unicorn White Ink from Hero Hues.
I turned the stamps so the feather looked like it was floating. I heat set the white ink, then took it out of the MISTI and hand stamped from that point on. (Actually, this technique is easier without the MISTI because of the re inking and moving and turning the acrylic block for each feather.) When you stamp, your next layer of feathers, you’ll want to line up the bottom tip of the feather and the angle of the feather before stamping with the acrylic block. Make sure you try not to end up overlapping any of the feathers. I thought the copper ink wasn’t dark enough, so added another color, Palette Cognac hybrid ink, making sure I lined the feather tips and angles as I went. I added a third color, Encore Ultimate Copper ink, a pigment ink, so I had to heat set with each stamping.
To add accents and to define the feathers, I added some Prismacolor white colored pencil to the white inner edges of the feathers.
The punch for the sentiment was an XL Fiskars Squeeze punch called Wave Banner, I found at Joanns for $10.79. It was much too hard for me to squeeze (and I normally have no problem doing that), so Rich had to punch the banner out. I used the darkest color ink and clear embossing powder and did the same with the rest of the sentiment that I stamped below where I placed the banner. I ran a Sharpie in matching bronze around the edges of the wave banner (who’d have thought that was the name of it. Well at least I got the word banner, that’s something, right? haha) To glue the wavy banner to the image, I put some foam adhesive behind the center of the banner and wet glue under the wave portion.
I used the feathers that Bekki bought me and pressed the Cognac ink into the feather, and laid it on the inside of the card.
The dot stamps came in the same stamp set and I stamped them everywhere but on the banner. I should have stamped them before placing the banner, but didn’t decide the card needed it until after I was finished. I thought the dots looked like snow and the feathers took on more movement once I stamped the “snow.”
I stamped the dots and a feather on the back of the envelope as well.