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Embossed feather card

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to the new year! It’s nice to finally put aside all Christmas makes and concentrate on bright spring colours. Today I’ve got a little tutorial for you on how I made this embossed feather card.

Embossed feather card by StickerKitten

Firstly I die cut three feathers in pastel colours using the Xcut feathers die set.

Xcut feathers die set

The feathers come out perfectly flat of course, so to give them some depth I embossed the back of each one using an embossing tool. This is just a little tool with a metal ball on the end to create an impression on your card or paper. You can get them in varying sizes and I’ve used a relatively large one here for a softer impression.

Embossing the feather with an embossing tool

I don’t have a foam mat to emboss on so I’ve just used a folded tissue to give a soft surface behind the paper so the impression can be made. I went round the edges of the feathers and then went across the centre either with strokes across the whole feather or more of a defined feather pattern.

Embossed pink feather

The feather now curves outwards and is not flat. To keep the 3D effect when attached to the card I used foam squares on the bottom of the feathers only.

Apply foam squares to the bottom of the feathers

You can use this technique on any die cut or punched shapes to give them more dimension. Try flowers, leaves, stars, snowflakes etc.

The papers I used on this card are from the Felicity 6×6 paper pack by Glitz Design, which was on sale on The Glitter Pot‘s website but I might have just bought the last one!

Comments

  1. Denise Fletcher | December 30, 2014 Reply

    Lovely card, Sarah. Love those feathers!

  2. Claire Green | January 16, 2015 Reply

    The feather dies are lovely – good idea to emboss them Sarah.x

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