Wednesday, November 20, 2013

{Mama Elephant} Stamp Highlight: Fair Feathers + Gradient Stamping Video!

This is my second post of the day.


It's Day 3 of the Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights for the November Release and today the design team is featuring Fair Feathers. I was delighted that you all loved my Stampede card so much! There were a few requests for a video tutorial on how I created my gradient glitter feathers so here it is:




For my first card, I use the gradient/rolling technique to stamp each feather in two tones of pigment inks. This gives them a natural look with some depth which is perfect for a one-layer card.


My second card demonstrates how I created my November Stampede card. It uses the same gradient/rolling technique as the first card but instead uses a glue pad and glitter instead of ink. It's not simply a matter of inking up the base of the stamp. The pressure used makes a difference in the amount of glitter that adheres to the different areas of the stamp.


This technique results in visually stunning cards and I'm sure that once you give it a try, you'll be as addicted as I am! Feel free to link up to anything you create using this technique and I'll be sure to stop by for a look. :)


Please be sure to visit the rest of the design team to see what they came up with using Fair Feathers.


See you tomorrow for Day 4 of the Stamp Highlights!

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20 comments:

Jingle said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! LOVE!

Samantha Mann said...

AH-mazing!!!!! LOOOOOOOVE that look with the glitter!!!! i can't wait to see the video and see how you did it! i've been dying for a glue pad to try this out...maybe i should pick one up!! both cards are stunning - i love how you did the similar technique with inks too!! so amazing!!

Monika Reeck said...

ooh dear Emily I loooveee much both hihi I love the one with colors look adorable and the one in black and white ooh it is elegant Emily...love love love...how are you dear...big hugs...(see u on my blog ..hope so :))

Piali Biswas said...

Gorgeous cards Emily!!
Loooooooooove the Multi-colored feather card!!!!

Marie-Pierre Capistran said...

You are a genius! I LOVE LOVE LOVE both cards! Thanks for the video. It's very impressive and I'll try the technique myself. :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Emily,,, both of them are lovely but I particularly love the 2nd one ,,, the glitter looks amazing !

luv
Lols x x x

Pamela said...

I have that huge pack of MS glitter too!! Maybe I should try the gradient glitter... it looks so beautiful!

joy said...

What beautiful cards, Emily! I love the gradient effects, especially the glittered one.

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Thanks so much for sharing your video Emily, these cards are gorgeous, and a wonderful technique!

Trinh said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your technique with us!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Emily! I am so in love with the glittery feathers, that I'm convinced I need to buy a glue pad :-) You have really done an amazing job with these stamps...stunning results with your techniques!
Thanks so much for the video, too!

Sue McRae said...

I absolutely love the glittery feathers! I definitely want to try out this technique!

Linda H said...

Love these cards! They are fabulous! Thanks for the video too. I can't wait to try out this technique.

Lynn said...

Two gorgeous cards...the silver is amazing Emily!

Lindsey said...

These are both so beautiful! Must try using a glue pad, see if I like it. ;)

Aimes said...

Fabulous feathers! I have a glue pad around here somewhere... you've inspired me to find it! :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, these are both so gorgeous! Love the colored feather party on the first card, but the black and glitter one is so original! Fabulous idea!!
hugs, Wendy

Alice Wertz said...

wow! these are so beautiful, Emily! love love the technique you used on the glitter feathers. thanks so much for the video!

Marie-Pierre Capistran said...

Himily, how do we clean stamps from that glue?