Saturday 16 January 2016

Kissing feathers!

Afternoon all, wow hope you've had a beautiful day today, it's been gorgeous here in London! Chilly mind you, brrr....
I've got two cards to share with you, come and see: It's Saturday and a new challenge over at Less is More and this week it's a technique.

For our theme this week we have a technique for you to try. 
(It's using stamps so don't get too excited!)

It may be new to some of you, so just in case here is a brief set of instructions.
  • Choose a solid stamp and a decorative one
  • Ink the solid stamp in a lightish colour and the decorative one in a deeper shade
  • Stamp the decorative one onto the solid one as in 'kissing'
  • Stamp the solid stamp onto the card!

I used a stamp and die set that were a magazine freebie a couple of years ago. I stamped the solid feather in pink and kissed it with the feathery feather in dark blue,stamped it twice and cut them out with the die. I stamped the feather in pink on the card and added the diecuts with a little ribbon bow which IRL matched perfectly!!! The sentiment was part of the set which is all from Hot off the Press.

I saw another christmas cardchallenge called Merry Monday Christmas challenge and the theme was plaid. I didn't have anything resembling plaid so I had a go at creating it myself. Not too sure about the result but it is another Christmas card, come and see:

I drew a grid and used alcohol pens to colour in. I stamped and embossed a bauble on the waste and diecut it and popped it in the middle. I also diecut a Creative Dies sentiment and used bits from a Sizzex pine branch on the corners.


Viv said...

Two great cards Val. I have those feathers - like a lot of my stuff they've never seen ink!!x

sandie said...

I do love the colour combo you used for the Kissing! Gorgeous card Valerie x

Kathyk said...

Two fab makes, love the Kissing technique make, beautiful colours


Meggymay said...

Two fabulous card Valerie. I love the technique and design with the feathers.
Yvonne xx

Sue said...

I love how you stamped your feathers, Val and your Christmas card is adorable.

creationsnz said...

Both great cards, love the feathers. You have been so creative with the plaid - well done you!

Unknown said...

Hi Val - two great cards. Love the feathery feathers card and well done on making your own plaid; beautifully lined up.


Karen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love both your cards Val great techniques too


Pauline said...

What a beautiful feathery card, so pretty! Great xmas card too!

Rosemary said...

your LIM card is beautiful, val... love the soft feathers!! love the plaid you created for your merry monday card!!

conil said...

Came to see your lovely, non-traditional Christmas card (which is awesome, by the way) then saw the feather card...let's just say, I'm delighted I dropped by. Wouldn't want to miss either one of these.

Loll said...

Your kissed feathers are so pretty Val ... great colours and I love the idea of the stamped images in the background with the kissed die-cuts in front. Great design.

And great job making your own plaid! Beautiful colours and design. xx

Aquarius said...

Love the effect you've achieved with the kissing technique - clever work with the plaid as well

Pia S said...

What a fun technique and a great effect, I've never tried this before. Not sure I have stamps suitable for this, but will have a look. If not I know what to add on my shopping list next,,,

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous cards Val and such elegant and classy kissing on the first one.
Thanks for playing along with us this week at Less is More

Chrissie said...

I love your kissed feathers Val, they look awesome!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Viv said...

Two fab cards here Val,loving the use of pink of course lol.I just adore the pretty feathers one esp.great 'kissing' effect too ;) Viv xx

Neets B said...

Gorgeous effect with your kissed feathers.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Darnell said...

I missed this last week, Val! Excellent kiss-kiss on those feathers and your plaid is fabulous for MM! I swoon over both kisses and plaid! Hugs, Darnell


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