Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nature Walk French Birdcage


This card has been sitting on my project table for way too long!  I kept thinking it needed something else, but finally decided it was time to assemble it.

Starting with a piece of Shimmery White paper I inked up the birdcage stamp first by loading it with VersaMark then Early Espresso ink.  I embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

Flourishes were stamped in Distressed Victorian Velvet and the edges were sponged in Distressed Antique Linen.

Using the paper piercing tool from my Stampin' Up Crafters' Tool Kit, I pierced a whole in the paper and added silver cording in order for the birdcage to appear as though it is hanging.

I created a triple loop bow with some pink May Arts silk ribbon.  The bird is from SU's Carte Postale set and stamped in StazOn Black and sponged with Brilliant Blue for highlights.  I stamped the friend sentiment in StazOn Black on a piece of Blushing Bride cut from a Spellbinders Labels Four die.

So here we have an elegant birdcage with a little bit of French flair.


Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Nature Walk, You're a Gem, Carte Postale, The Stamp Pad Co. Flourish
Paper:  Natural White Linen, Blushing Bridge, Shimmery White
Ink:  Birdcage - Early Espresso with Clear EP; Flourish - Distressed Victorian Velvet; Bird - StazOn Black then sponged with Brilliant Blue; Sponging - Distressed Antique Linen; Sentiment - StazOn Black
Accessories:  May Arts Pink Silk Ribbon, Silver Cording, Crafters' Tool Kit, Nesties Labels Four #2
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

6 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
I'm thinking I have this stamp set, will have to check. I like the string effect for the birdcage and then the petite pink ribbon.
I learn so much from you, thanks for sharing.
Judith

KarinsArtScrap said...

just beautiful donna.
very elegant card.

greetings karin

Becky said...

This is very soft and lovely Donna.

Willow said...

What a lovely card you have made. Of course I love all your cards. You are very talented.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Donna
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I was just looking at a couple of your posts of cards and one for tea. Funnily, I just purchased some cardstock the other day, having decided it was time to "play" a bit and attempt making some cards; I haven't done this before, but would like to try.

Carrie Sampsel said...

Such a pretty card and I love the hanging bird cage. The ribbon finishes it off so nicely.

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