Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Project Club - July 2013 ≈ Main Card ≈

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

The theme for this months project club from Dimension Stamps is the Brazilian carnival, very colourful.  If you would like to have a look at the range of project club stamps or would even like to join the club visit the Dimension Stamps website for more details.

This is the main card for this month.
I used my anti-static bag before stamping on the coloured card with VersaMark, then heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.
Using VersaMark again stamp the corner flourish on both the white and yellow pieces of card, this time heat emboss using detail gold embossing powder.
Use a ProMarker to give highlights of colour to each of the flourishes.  The coloured sections of the flourish look very different because of the colour of the card, use the scrap card to test the colour before you commit to you flourishes.  Slightly shape each flourish.
Line up all of the feathers and trim them so they are roughly the same size.  Trim about half a centimetre around the bottom of the quill, to make it easier to attach to the flourishes.

Because the feathers are packed into plastic bags when purchased they do get a little squashed, so once the feathers have been trimmed gently tease the sides so they are a little more fluffy.  The marabou feathers will let you do this, you may see some little bits and pieces in the feathers this is just left over bits from when they where coloured and can be removed very easily.
Use some silicone glue to attach the feathers to the flourishes.
Use VersaMark to stamp along the edge of the white card and heat emboss using the detail gold embossing powder.  Add the ribbon so it sits centrally in the left over white space.  
Attach the coloured card and the stamped panel to the card front using double sided tape.  Add the ribbon knot, I like to add a little dot of silicone glue to the underside of the knot to hold it in place, you could use a glue dot instead.
To finish off attach the flourishes with some silicone glue.

Happy crafting, Jackie J

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