Here is a card I have done as a swap card for an Australian cardmaking group I have joined called Boomerang Stampers List. It is a Yahoo group and has been very welcoming. I hope the recipient doesn't see this post before she gets her card but I just couldn't wait to share.
I used the new Stampendous stamp set by Andy Skinner called Shabby Chic. I also used the long border stamp from the Filigree stamp set down one side. I stamped the brown goose feather with one of the border stamps from the Elegant Borders Clear Stamp set and heat embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder. The final touch was moulded paper clay buttons using one of our silicone moulds that has been highlighted with gold rub on paste.
|ASCRS05 Shabby Chic|
|SSC1122 Elegant borders|
I have tried different feathers and have a clear favourite. Turkey feathers are too fluffy and difficult to stamp but it does work on the flat top bits. Quill feathers are great but have a large spine down the middle (not sure of the correct name for it), but goose feathers are great! I bought a pack of 50 from Spotlight for under $5.00 and it had brown, black, cream and grey feathers in the pack. I hope you all give this a try.