Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Singing in the Cage

Hi blogging friends,

Today was another rainy day making it difficult to get out of bed and head to work.  I just wanted to curl up on the couch and read a book with Cheops by my side.  This rain makes it easy though to stay indoors and craft.  My project today features the Tim Holtz Caged Bird die (an oldie, but goodie).

The base card is natural linen white layered with Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla.  The Very Vanilla piece was embossed using the Anna Griffin Rose Pavilion embossing folder.  I then did some more layering with the same colors and a piece of Lost & Found Portobello Road paper.  All the paper edges were sponged with Crumb Cake.

A flourish was created using the Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die.  The Very Vanilla paper was sponged with Crumb Cake.  The part that would be going under the bird cage was glued down.

The bird cage was then popped up so I could place the little birdie inside and have his wing stick out.  The flourishes on the bird are from the Stampin' Up Vintage Vogue set and were stamped in Bashful Blue ink.  A black pearl was used for the eye.

I used a mini postage stamp die with coordinating stamp to create the tag.  It was stamped in Chocolate Chip and popped up.

Clay roses were made using Stampin' Up clay with Bashful Blue ink.  I highly recommend you put the mold in the freezer for a little while to let them set before trying to get them out.

To finish the card, I added adorable baubles hanging from jump rings and a triple loop bow created with vintage seam binding.  All the supplies are listed below for your reference.

So please tell me what you would like to see more of on my blog - papercrafts, DIY projects for bath and beauty products, diffuser recipes?  I would love to hear from you!

Stamps:  SU Vintage Vogue, Whimsy Stamps Everyday Mini Postage Stamp Sentiments
Paper:  Natural Linen White, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Lost & Found Portobello Road Designer Paper, Baer Design Blue Paper
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Vintage Seam Binding, Kaiser Black Pearl, SU White Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds, Anna Griffin Rose Pavilion Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Caged Bird Die, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Jump Rings & Baubles, Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish Die, Whimsy Stamps Mini Postage Stamp Die
Technique:  Sponging
Card Size:  5 3/4" x 5 3/4"


Merlesworld said...

This one is very pretty.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That is a real sweet card! Love the bird cage. I miss your garden posts and some of the trips you guys took!

Jeanne H said...

This card is particularly lovely, Donna. Thanks eve so much. I would like more cards and photos of your garden! Thanks for sharing "how-to".

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a Very Beautiful card, such delicate colours and LOVE the pearls.

As to what to see more of? ANYTHING you make is GORGEOUS so I don't mind what I see, I will always have pleasure in seeing what you do.

Laurie Unger said...

This is just gorgeous! Love all the little details that make this card really stand out.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Donna gorgeous and elegant card more shabby chic.
Gr Karin

Summer said...

This really charming ♥


RitaR said...

Donna, I can just imagine the time and love you put into creating this beauty! So many lovely details! I love your cards and also enjoy your posts featuring your gardens. I hope you will be able to enjoy some fall hiking trips; I greatly enjoy the photos your share of those.

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