Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Going Native + a Tutorial

Do you know Technique Tuesday has the most awesome metal dies & stamp sets?? I created this card using some of them. Inspired by a talented Aussie scrapper, Lizzie...I thought I'd try my hand at going Native. 

You are so Totally Awesome card by Kim Watson

Finished size: 6x4"

Supplies: (Cardstock card blank: DCWV, Plain cardstock: Stamping Up, Spray Mist: Ranger, Wooden button: Bella Boulevard, Sentiment Stamp: (You are Awesome) Technique Tuesday, Chalk Ink: Prima Marketing, Pen: Tombow USA, Metal 'awesome' die: Technique Tuesday, Manual die-cutting machine: Spellbinders)

If you are wondering how I created the snazzy, native-vibe, triangle border.... see below. It was as easy as a hand cut triangle from cardstock, used as a stencil & some fun inks from Prima.

How to create the colored feather: 

  •  Cut a feather shape from cardstock, it doesn't have to be a work of art. Wonky makes it authentic.
  • Mist onto your craft sheet, I used magenta, turquoise & yellow.
  • Turn your feather over & press the right side into the mist...smooshing it a bit.
  • Carefully pick it up & allow to dry.
  • Now get all primal & decorate the feather with ethnic style patterns.
  • Attach to front on your card with a big wooden button & twine. 
  • Finish up with your stamped & die cut sentiment and you are all done!


These are the die & stamp set designed by Ali Edwards I used if you want to grab some for yourself.
Glad you stopped by!