Friday, October 4, 2013
I was organizing some stamps and found this pretty "Bird Cage" LaBlance stamp. I love this stamp, so decided to design a card for you with it today. It was stamped on glossy card stock and colored with Cut-n-Dry Pen Nibs, and Distress Inks. The edges were sponged with three colors of Distress Inks. After the piece was finished, I spritzed it with water to give it some texture. When you do this, be sure you use a spritzer with a fine mist, and hold the bottle back, and spray the water in the air, then pull the card up into the mist; by doing it this way you will not get big droplets of water. The water left little water marks in the sponged on ink. It takes about a minute before you can actually see the little dots on the card.
The design was placed on a piece of yellow card stock that was embossed on the bottom, with a border embossing folder by Darice. Over the embossing, I added a flower created with the Cheery Lynn "Sweet Williams" die. The flower was die cut using brown card stock, then the edges of the petals sponged with black. The leaves were pulled from my stash and shaped with the Susan's Garden Tool Kit, then sponged with the same ink used in the stamped image. I backed the card with a piece of dark brown card stock. I took the picture with the finished card laying on a piece of "music" design paper.
We have had some pretty cold weather up here in the Northwest; it was 28 degrees out this morning. I am hoping this isn't a sign of an early winter!!!!
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