Thursday, 30 May 2013

Shake your tail feather!

shake your tail feather

Eeek! Friday-Eve already?! Well I hope it's a good one for you, and that the weekend is approaching at the same super-fast speed as it seems to be doing so here....

Friday-Eve means a shiny new CASE Study and one that you're really going to want to play along with I'm sure, as we have our final week CASEing Maile Belles. Yup, make the most of it and check out this beauty of Maile's up for CASEing this week:

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was taken by Maile's use of feathers. So on trend. So Maile! My feathers took the form of peacock feathers. But not only that, I loved the way that Maile embellished the tips of her feathers so I did the same with some gold embossing on the tips of my peacock feathers. Those tips shine soooo much in the sunlight, you'll just have to trust me on that! *wink*

tips and tricks
  • Make sure all the ink is dry from stamping your feathers before stamping the feather tips ready for embossing. I like to use my heat gun to blast any ink dry.
  • When stamping a background on a design like this, I like to lightly trace where my panel of white card will cover. This then helps in stamping and spacing out the feathers evenly (and it doesn't matter if what's left under the central panel of card is a mass of overlapping feathers - no-one will ever see it or need know!)
  •  When working with grosgrain ribbon in this way I apply a strip of sticky tape across the corner of the card, tie the ribbon in a bow and manipulate it to sit nicely. If you don't want the ends showing on the reverse side of the card, create a separate card front to adhere to cardbase at the end. 
I hope you'll check out the goodness from the rest of the CASE Study DT too:

Amy Wanford (That's me!)
Erin Schulte (Guest DT)
Andrea Ewen

Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes  
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Jean Martin 

Jeanna Jachna  
Maureen Plut

Teneale Williams

Maile Belles (May's Muse)

And as always, join in the fun with us! After all, how many opportunities are you going to get to legitimately CASE Maile Belles?! *wink*

Right, in the spirit of this card, I'm off to go and shake my tail feather...!


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Stephanie said...

Oh you are good Wanford! xoxo

Lynn said...

I love the pops of color on the feathers...gorgeous !

Stephanie said...

Also explains Fancy Feathers selling over at Simon Says Stamp....all makes sense now lol

maria f. said...

Oh goodness, after you and Debby I feel the need for... this stamp set. Such a beautiful card.

Michelle Short said...

Beautiful card Aimes, I love the colours xx

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! Loving the turquoise feathers with the gold centers!

Maureen said...

oh, shake it, Duchess! What a stunning card! LOVE the colours and the gold tips...this has been a perfect match with you and Maile this month. Always inspiring :)

Taheerah said...

Awesome card Aimes! Love the touch of gold for the peacock feather eyes, and that lovely clean panel atop! I have this set but sadly the mojo is just not flowing for me with it. :-( Must try and learn from you and Debby how to use it!

Tasnim said...

Absolutely beautiful! In love with the colors!

Kara Lynne said...

These peacock feathers are so elegant, gorgeous!

Pauline said...

So pretty Aimes, I love the gold embossing on these beautiful feathers.

Kelly Griglione said...

So loving this, and the gold centers! Just perfect!

Jenny said...

I love the feathery background delicate and CAS :0)

Pamela said...

WOW I loveeee the way you tied the bow... it's so puffy and pretty!

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Bethany Stellpflug said...

Gorgeous and soooo amazing! How pretty! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the gold centres on the feathers...wonderful

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