Monday, 28 October 2013

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp October 2013 - Wood and Feathers

Hi Friends,
This card by Pat was one of the favourites at the stamp camp featuring the Light Birchwood Technique used as the background and is so easy to do.  We used Early Espresso, Old Olive and Crumb Cake for the colours and a Bone Folder. 
1. Using the edge of the Bone Folder and Early Espresso ink, just tap onto the stamp pad to pick up the ink and drag up or down randomly in lines on the card stock.  Keep re-inking the Bone Folder edge and repeat until you have the desired effect.
2. Don't forget to clean the bone folder before changing to another colour. We used Old Olive ink in the same motion as before but also swipe sideways to remove excess ink and lightly smudge the ink on the card stock.
3. Use a dauber to sponge the edges of the card stock with Crumb Cake ink and then use the side edge of the dauber to gently rub some Crumb Cake in between some of the close lines created by the Bone Folder.  This gives the Woodgrain a more aged look.
4. To make the feathers we scored down the centre and folded the card in half cutting out a feather shape. Stamp the feather shapes with Early Espresso ink and S/U's Gorgeous Grunge stamp and sponge around the edges. Then cut fine slits down the sides of each feather, cutting V shapes every so often to add more definition.  After tying the knot we frayed the Burlap trim.
Stamps: S/U's Express Yourself - Hostess, Gorgeous Grunge
Card: Confetti White, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky
Finishing Touches: 7/16" Flax Burlap Trim
Cool Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Bone Folder, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape,
Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Wow! Love this Sue! Thanks for the how tos!

  2. Absolutely LOVE this card!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!!


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