Gold Steampunk Feather


Hi everyone!  It’s Holly posting today, and I’ve got a fun “oops” story to share with you.   Look at the background of my card above.  You’re probably wondering how I created that.  I was challenged to randomly smoosh a Versamark ink pad over some cardstock and then cover it with any color of embossing powder.  So I pulled out some black cardstock and dabbed my Versamark ink pad here and there.  I covered the piece with gold embossing powder, and then lifted it up to shake off the excess powder.  When I did that, I accidentally hit the edge of my scratch paper and it left a couple of lines where it removed some of the embossing powder.  I gasped, and then I looked again.  I really liked the way that looked, so I did that some more.  Oops!  LOL

After I melted the gold powder with a heat tool, I had to sit back and admire my handmade background.  I thought it would go really well with a steampunk image, so I pulled out the Steampunk Fun sheet and selected the feather stamp.  I stamped the steampunk feather with Versamark and covered it with the same gold embossing powder.  This looks so striking against the black cardstock.

I kept the card clean and simple by adhering the steampunk feather to the center of my handmade background.  This piece is glued to a black card base.   I love the stark contrast of the beautifully drawn steampunk feather against the random chaos of the handmade background.




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4 Responses to Gold Steampunk Feather

  1. Art Neko October 12, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    Holly! The background “makes” this card. Steampunk is fun to work with, so now I have another option to highlight the images.

  2. Hetty Sanders October 13, 2016 at 7:07 am #

    Wow, Holly, this is a beautiful card. The background makes the image pop.

  3. Sabrina F October 13, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    Love those accidents that turn out looking better than the original plan! So funny, I am looking forward already, even before seeing this, to getting this stamp shortly. I think it looks such fun – and it sure looks fab in the black and gold. To me your background almost looks like a close-up macro shot of a feather – a great background for it.

  4. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive October 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm #

    This is beautiful, Holly. I love the gold and the black. It makes an elegant card.

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