11.26.2013

Designer Series: JJ Bolton wows with Fair Feathers!

Hi everyone! Just dropping in on the Mama Elephant blog today to share a card I made with the new set Fair Feathers! If you’ve ever visited my blog, you know that I love feathers! And this set is just beautiful!

Fair Feathers {jj bolton}

To give my feathers a little something extra, I stamped a “v” design to mimic the texture of feathers. To achieve this look, I used the slanted stripe stamp from the set Basic Borders. First I stamped the slanted stripes once onto a scrap piece of cardstock. To get the other side of the “v”, I needed the mirror image of the slanted stripes. So I took the solid stripe stamp and kissed it to the inked slanted stripe stamp. This transfers the design so that you can stamp the mirror image.

Fair Feathers Steps {jj bolton}

This allows you to transfer the design to the solid stripe stamp so that you can stamp the mirror image to your paper. (Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds)

Fair Feathers Steps {jj bolton}

After I stamped the background, I blended on some inks in pink, peach, and gold. At the end, I stamped the feather image over all of it. (If you’re wondering, I prefer to blend ink before I stamp the outline image. The outline image will be crisper and darker.)

Fair Feathers Steps {jj bolton}

I repeated the same process to make another feather and fussy cut them both. I finished off my card by attaching the feathers with foam tape, stamping the sentiment, and adding a few sequins. (The sentiment is from the set Many Thanks)

Fair Feathers Close Up {jj bolton}

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my card today! Have a fantastic day! 
 Mahalo and Aloha, jj

10 comments:

  1. Awesome card! Thanks for sharing this technique. So fabulous!

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  2. Great card I love the process you used for your feathers TFS

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  3. So lovely. thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. absolutely gorgeous card!! i thought the feathers were patterned paper!!! i can't believe you made them yourself! just amazing!!

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  5. Great stamping on the feathers, love them!

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  6. Stunning card, JJ! I love the soft colors and how you used the mirror technique to create your pattern! Such a beautiful sentiment, too!
    Thanks so much for the step-by-step!

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  7. Stunning! JJ always hits it out of the park!

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  8. The feathers are beautiful - love how you added the pattern to the feathers! Also the sequins are so pretty - just enough bling to the card.

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