Oh boy! Two posts in one evening. I didn't think I would have time to enter Glenda Waterworth's challenge for some lovely new bird stamp sets from her company Elusive Images as I have had a very hectic two weeks - Mum's 80th Birthday, my Son's Wedding and visitors staying over. Then I remembered a card I made a little while ago using her products and Stampbord - what better combination can you think of?
The base card is obviously pale blue and after stamping a border of peacock feathers from the Elusive Images Peacock Glory Themeplate I then attached a piece of backing paper printed from an Artylicious CD (sorry can't remember which one without going through them but they're all fabulous). I traced over quite a lot of the printed design with Sakura clear Stardust pen. I then used masking tape to hold nine 1" Stampbord squares together whilst I used various ink pads (Encore and Versacolor I think) to create a background. Over this I stamped the large peacock feather square from the same themeplate as before using black StazOn and used a scratchtool to pick out the areas I wanted to highlight and lastly I used Gold Ecoline Liquid Watercolour to brush over specific areas. When everything was dry I removed the masking tape and placed the squares onto two layers of Glimmer Misted backing card (one with dark blues and one with pale) leaving a small space between each tile and narrow borders round the outside before adding this to the card.
To complete the card I added two strips of navy twill ribbon down the left hand side, added a double knot of gold ribbon to one strip and (shame on me) peeloffs to the other.
I think this card would be quite appropriate for a man. Hope you like it.