Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pen and Quill

I made this card for a friend's graduation. As usual, it was one experiment after another, and, luckily, everything came out just right. The background was embossed and rubbed with gold Delicata ink. I love that stuff! See that feather?
I cut it out of white cardstock using a die and sprayed with some Tinsel Color Shine. Next step was to cut the edges into a gazillion thin strips to give it a more feathery-type look. I like it!
I cut the inkwell and diploma from pieces of scrap vellum saved from an old American Girl magazine cover. The inkwell was sprayed with black Color Shine and sealed with Glossy Accents. When I applied the Glossy Accents the ink smeared and made a pretty nifty finish, kind of like a real smudgy old bottle of ink. I burnished the lines on the back of it so the outline would pop out and applied a brown pop dot at the center. I scrunched up the diploma, tore the edges and inked it up with the same gold ink as the background.
Dawn cut the sentiment and graduate figure with her Silhouette for me. It gave the perfect finishing touch to this special card.
My daughters liked the feather so much I made them one for their craft stash. I'm going to make more in different colors because I'm obsessive like that, yo.


  1. It came out so neat! It's got such an old world feel to it.

    1. Exactly what I was going for, so you made my day!


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