Thursday, September 25, 2008

Embossed Vellum Eagle

I've not said anything yet....but I'm so happy to share with you that I'm now on the Design Team for http://www.therubbercafe.com/! I've been anxiously awaiting my new rubber...and it stamps up beautifully!

Supplies:
Stamp - Eagle Petroglyph, http://www.therubbercafe.com/
Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, Pappa Collection
Vellum - Tan (unknown source)
Cardstock - Tan (unknown source), Dark Brown (Bazzil)
Linen Thread (SU!)
Copic Markers

For this image, I stamped the eagle on tan vellum with black Stazon ink. Then I flipped it over and with the handle of my stipple brush I gently but firmly *embossed* the eagles head on a styrofoam pad. This will turn the vellum white and give it a dimensional look....perfect for feathers! I colored the beak on the back of the vellum with a Copic Marker. I then cut out the image and attached it to the cardstock with mini glue dots.

I ran the designer paper through the Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. Then I sanded it and faux stitched it to the card base. The star is cut out of the designer paper and attached with foam tape over the linen thread.

Thank you for stopping by!!


23 comments:

paulssandy said...

He is absolutely magnificant!

Congradulations on the design team. I don't know how I have not heard of this company before, their images are right up my alley.

Sandy O
www.papertransformer.com

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Congratulations on making the design team! This card is wonderful!

Jacqueline said...

Very effective card! Congrats to you!!

Stampin' Meg said...

Congrats on making the DT!

Angie Williams said...

Congratulations! Very nice card, too!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is AWESOME!!! Congrats on making the team [me too :)] Haven't received my new rubber yet but can't wait to get started ... I'll be following your progress ... good luck and congrats again!!! Is this fun or what!!! LOL

Catherine said...

Congrats on the DT position!!!
What a great card, especially for a soldier or on the 4th of July - so patriotic! Beautifully done!
I'm off to check out the rubber cafe!

AnnMarie said...

WooHoo! Bouncing up and down! Congrats on making the design team! Gorgeous card!

christina d said...

What an absolutely gorgeous eagle. I love the card. Congratulations on the design team.

Aimee said...

congrats... and beautiful card..

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! This is stunning. What a fabulous creation.

Lorraine said...

congrats on your dt! this is a wonderful image. you did a fantastic job with it. tfs

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Michelle, you did an awesome job on this card. Congratulations again on your new venture. Ü

Heather said...

Congratulations on the design team! Love the eagle!

Heidi said...

congrats- that card is beautiful! Heidi

Michelle said...

Great job Michelle! I like that eagle stamp!!

Miss Crystal said...

Wow, this is great Michelle! Fabulous job.

Jessy said...

Congrats on making the design team, and the eagle card is soooo pretty. love the different colors you used!! :)

Laurie Wilson said...

Congrats! Beautiful and regal looking eagle card! The colors are very calming and sophisticated looking, perfect for the eagle!

Kerry said...

Congratulations on your new DT status! Great card!

Tish said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the "how to" part cause I would have never figured that out!

Congrats on being on the design team. You've got a lot of nice stuff on your blog ... looking forward to seeing much more.

kk127g said...

Great Card. Enjoyed your blog
KK

Lori said...

Congratulations on joining the Rubber Cafe design team! Your embossed eagle image is beautiful.