The Perfect Match Inspiration | Friends of a Feather with Gemma
Hello everyone, this is Gemma from mygirllollipop.com. It’s my last day on the Spellbinders blog, sharing projects highlighting the Perfect Match Collection by Debi Adams. Here’s a link to my Day 1 and Day 2 posts, in case you missed them.
My card today features the fabulous Friends of a Feather set. I wanted to place the toucan in a tropical setting so teamed him with bright colours and lush foliage.
I began by blending some abandoned coral distress oxide ink to cover a piece of white card. I dried the ink with a heat tool, then used a stencil to add a sunburst effect with versamark ink and translucent pearl embossing powder. The embossing makes the colour darker, giving a lovely tone on tone effect.
Next, I stamped the toucan image and coloured him with copic markers. I die cut the image with the coordinating die, then added a larger die cut vellum piece behind. I used foam tape to adhere them together for some dimension.
For the sentiment, I stamped it on to vellum with versafine onyx black ink, then heat embossed it with the same embossing powder I used for the background. I cut the vellum into a banner piece and secured it behind the panel with some tape. I also used tiny dots of liquid glue behind the letters to adhere it to the front. I then rounded the corners of the panel before adding it to a white card base.
To add some flowers and greenery behind the toucan, I used the Daisy 2 D-Lites set, die cutting from various colours of cardstock. I layered these flat on the card base with liquid adhesive, using some of the leaves to help secure the vellum banner some more. I added the toucan amongst the flowers and finished the card with some sparkling clear sequins.
Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink; Copic markers; MFT Radiating Rays stencil; Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder; Versamark; Versafine Onyx Black ink; Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins; MFT Extreme Black hybrid ink; Vellum; Various coloured cardstock; WRMK 1/2 inch corner chomper; Foam adhesive; Lawn Fawn glue tube.
Thank you so much for joining me this week. I’ve enjoyed sharing my projects with you all. A big thank you to the Spellbinders team for inviting me to guest design with them. Have a fabulous day.