How To Make A Blue Feather Birthday Card


Posted on 6th August 2018 by Sylvia Ames
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Projects And Cards By Type, Happy Birthday Card Ideas, Papercraft Disciplines And Techniques, Letterpress

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Hi everyone Sylvia here, today I have a short blog post showing a birthday card using white linen 255gsm card with a letterpress greeting. The colours were determined by the feathers which had been coloured previously with blue and brown distress inks.

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I used the Go Press and Foil maching to letterpress a greeting onto a square of white linen card. Using tumbled glass distress ink I blended colour over the letterpress greeting to make it pop. The previously coloured feathers were added above the greeting with a string bow added and a few sequins were placed round the feathers and sentiment.

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I chose buff smooth card 260gsm to mount the letterpress panel and matted this onto a pale turquoise square card blank. The card colours matched the distress ink colours wonderfully.

I have found papermilldirect card works extremely well for foiling and letterpressing, even the textured card works well. My next projects using foiling will be this year's Christmas cards, is it a little early to be thinking about Christmas cards?

We would love to know when you start to make yours, well in advance or last minute!

Sylvia xx

Tagged: design team, distress inks, Birthday Cards

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