Simple and Elegant Card with Golden Feather Stamp

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi, friends!

Svitlana is here today.

Do you like feathers? I don’t like them. I LOVE and ADORE them. Feathers are one of those designs I can never get enough of. You don't really see me using them very often. But it's just because I try very hard not to make cards featuring things I love too often. Otherwise, all you see from me would be blue or gray cards with feathers or some of my other favorite designs.

But today is the day when I do use all of the above-mentioned on my card. And the main role is played by the very beautiful Golden Feather Stamp Set.

Altenew Gold Feather. Card by @craftwalks

I started off with white embossing a couple of feathers onto a Vellum Translucent Paper using Pure White Embossing Powder. Next, I die-cut them using the matching dies. After that, I colored the back side of the vellum feathers using blue markers from the Artist Markers Set A.

Coloring on vellum with alcohol markers is not the same as on a regular paper since vellum is much less porous. So instead of blending in, marker ink rather stays and dries on top. And when you color with one color over another, it replaces the previous one. The result is nothing similar to what you usually get on a regular paper and can sometimes look even ugly. But I like using this method to color emboss on vellum die-cuts. From the front side of a vellum, all those imperfections are much less visible. Also, embossing covers the most part of a die-cut. And it looks much lighter than if it was embossed on a regular blue cardstock. I personally like having it lighter when creating feathers.

Altenew Gold Feather. Card by @craftwalks

Next, I cut a panel out of a Pale Gray Cardstock and added several splatters of black spray onto it.

I stamped a sentiment onto a Solar White Cardstock stripe using Jet Black Ink and the Thinking Of You Stamp Set. After that, I put down some adhesive using a Glue Tape in the top part of the panel and placed some tangled silver thread on top. After that, I adhered the feathers on top of the thread and foam mounted the sentiment above them.

Altenew Gold Feather. Card by @craftwalks

Lastly, I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base and added several silver crystals to accentuate the card.

Altenew Gold Feather. Card by @craftwalks

Have a wonderful day!


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Karthikha Uday February 18, 2018 - 11:10 PM

Really simple, elegant and so beautiful!!

Svitlana Shayevich February 20, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Thank you a lot!

Linda BL February 20, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Your feather card is so pretty! I love the blue and the white with the gray cardstock. Perfect color combination for a winter lover. The silver thread is the icing on the cake.

Svitlana Shayevich February 20, 2018 - 10:49 AM

Thank you a lot, Linda!

Linda BL February 21, 2018 - 10:13 AM

I adore your cards. Your style is so unique and I like each one I see.
Was curious how you got into card making and if you were/are trained as an artist in Ukraine? I am a recently retired college professor who taught biology so I love all the nature type stamps, so the Altenew florals are my favorite , as they are realistic. I do love the feather ones as well. I have no artistic talents but do my best!


Svitlana Shayevich February 21, 2018 - 2:23 PM

Linda, you’re so sweet! I got into card making from scrapbooking ;)) One day I made a card, just for fun as I already had many supplies being a scrapbooker. Then I made another card. And the next thing I know is that I completely put aside all my scrapbooking projects and all I do are cards lol.
Nope, I wasn’t trained as an artist. I was trained as a mathematician and programmer (that’t what I do for living).
And I’m sure you’re very tough to yourself and your cards are amazing!

Linda BL March 10, 2018 - 1:25 AM

I was just looking at your feather card again and saw your response! Scrapbookings loss is our gain.

I do enjoy card making and love to learn new techniques.
I thought it was interesting that you are a mathematician and programmer — must be coupled with an artistic twist!

I am going to try embossing the vellum and using the Artists Markers on the back. I am new to the markers and am thinking of signing up for the new class that Altenew is offering. I decided not to invest in Copics and took my time to pick another marker, that is how I ended up with the Altenew markers.

Thanks again for all the inspiration!

Alessia February 23, 2018 - 2:07 PM

Para hacer la parte de journalist he usado una impresión papel vellum que le da un toque muy elegante.


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