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")


Judith @ 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.

KarinsArtScrap said...

just beautiful donna.
very elegant card.

greetings karin

Becky said...

This is very soft and lovely Donna.

Betty 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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