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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Something Different

Good Morning,  my card today is for the challenge at Papertake Weekly, which is to do Something Different, this can be anything that you have never done before or something you seldom do.  I have tried this technique before, but don't think I have ever posted the results, cos I am usually not very happy with the final result which ends up in the bin.  I went into my basket of backgrounds that have been sprayed, brayered or just been swooshed with wet dye inks.  I found these two pieces that I did with Cosmic Shimmer Mists a good while ago.  Then I did something else I have never done before, one the bigger piece I stamped  feathers around the edges using a Clarity stamp and Momento Black ink and embossed with clear ep.  I used the co-ordinating text stamp from Clarity on the smaller piece and stamped and embossed that.  I matted each piece onto some scrap black card and mounted onto silver mirror board, both from my stash.  I had real problems with the backing paper, I couldn't find a piece amongst all the thousands that I have got, either in hard copy or digital, to find a piece to co-ordinate properly - they were either all too purple to too blue.  I ended up with this piece from Cuddly Buddly as a last resort.  I did try and put a couple of feathers to back the topper, but I got glue everywhere and gave up, the gems are from my stash

I hope you like my card and thanks once again for visiting.
Beryl x


  1. This is fabulous and your composition flows beautifully. Love it!

  2. What a gorgeous card Beryl, I love the backing papers, clever

  3. Well done Beryl on trying new things. Gorgeous card - just love that feather background. Tess x

  4. Fabulous colours, the feather stamp looks wonderful on your backing paper.

  5. Well done Beryl, it is nice to try new techniques or re-visit old ones. Stunning card, love your feathers from Clarity
    Christine x

  6. You've done a fantastic job on this card Beryl, I love the colours and everything just works!

    Jenny x

  7. Oh wow Beryl this is stunning I just love that middle section that you have stamped it looks so rich and lush this is one classy card.
    Lorraine x

  8. Such a beautiful card Beryl! That vibrant rich blue/indigo colour is just stunning!

    I did smile at the thought of trying to put feathers on a card and yeah, Id have ended up stuck to everything too! What is the best way to add a feather I wonder?

    Keryn x

  9. This is super Beryl, well done you. Cathy xxxx

  10. This is truly stunning i love it so much, what a great sentiment too hugs Pops x

  11. Beautiful Beryl, love the blue with the feathers stamped on it is just gorgeous, super sentiment too.

    Pat xx

  12. Oh you've got those two fabulous stamps. My niece has got them but lives a couple of hundred miles away. I think you've done a fantastic job on this card Beryl. Your background is great and the overstamping is perfect.
    Beryl xx

  13. This is just Fabulous Beryl, I love the colours and of course the stamps. You must be so pleased with this card. Hugs Rita xx

  14. A great card Beryl and an oh so true sentiment.

  15. Morning Beryl

    Oh Wow your card is stunning and gorgeous. I love the different blues, and your sentiment is just perfect.



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