Happy Birthday Feathers
By Amy Hurley-Purdie
Designer Tip: For a really great crackle effect, paint chipboard with a heavy coat of Rock Candy Crackle and let it dry overnight.
- Card Front: Dab Picked Raspberry onto a 5” Chipboard Feather and a 3” Chipboard Feather. Let Dry. Coat with a thick layer of Rock Candy Crackle and let dry completely. Cut 3”x5½” from white cardstock. Apply Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Boughs and Salty Ocean randomly to the cardstock. Using a cosmetic sponge dab to blend the colors together and let dry. Quickly apply a layer of Antique Bronze over the entire cardstock. Immediately spritz and flick water droplets over the wet paint. Dry the cardstock with a heat gun, making sure to leave the center somewhat wet and edges dry. Place a paper towel over entire cardstock to absorb remaining water and remove to reveal surface. Blend random areas with a cosmetic sponge and Dark Brown Chalk ink.
- Place your card with the fold on the left. Cover with Fancy Feathers border patterned paper. Cut two 3 1/2”x2” rectangles from Chalkboard teal patterned paper. Cut a “V” shape on the ends. Glue the first rectangle even with the left and ½” from the top. Glue the second rectangle flush with the right and ½” from the bottom. Cut a 5 1/2”x2” rectangle from Chalkboard white dot pattered paper and cut a “V” from on the ends. Glue centered 1¼” from the bottom. Glue the painted cardstock 5/8” from the left and ¼” from the top. Zot™ Chalkboard twine to the bottom of the painted tag. Tie a bow around the 5” feather. Zot™ feathers to the card front as shown. Place LeCreme Pearls onto the bottom right of the painted tag. Stamp “Happy Birthday” to the top right corner of the card.
- Card Inside: Cut 4 3/4”x6¼” from white cardstock. Repeat distress paint technique as before. Glue centered.
- Cut 3”x4” rectangle from Chalkboard white dot pattered paper and cut a “V” from one end. Glue centered and even with the top of the painted cardstock. Using a cosmetic sponge, dab Picked Raspberry onto “Hope your Birthday …”. Then stamp onto white cardstock and trim to 2”x2 3/4”. Foam tape centered on the Chalkboard white dot patterned paper. Place LeCreme Pearls to each corner of the painted cardstock.