This clean and simple card is a really different one for me! Not much stamping, which isn't usually my style. But this gorgeous feather just needs to stand alone and be the star of the show!
I chose the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder to do the brown accent piece because I think the shape of the flourish pattern mimics the shape of the feather. Isn't that cool? It was challenging to find a way to adhere the feather without any adhesive showing through and being sticky on the front. I eventually put a tiny dot of liquid glue under the end of the quill and a couple of glue dots behind the "eye" of the feather, where it's dense enough to hide the adhesive. The tips are free and soft and flowing; very elegant. I did trim them a little so they wouldn't be way too long for the card, but I like them to be a little bit untamed, so I didn't give them too much of a haircut. I just love how iridescent and shimmery the feather is in person. You really have to hold this card in the sunlight to appreciate it! :) I am entering it in the CAS278 Color Crawl Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. The feather fits the color palette perfectly - here it is:
A gorgeous color palette to play with! Thanks for looking!
Stamps: GKD Elegant Post
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: SU Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Peacock feather, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, gold brads, Bermuda Bay taffeta ribbon