Friday, October 4, 2013

Song Birds

 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!!!!    

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Solange Barreto said...

Maravilhoso, obrigada pela explicação, muito útil.
Linda flor.
Beijo, fique com Deus.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! This is fabulously gorgeous. Your coloring Is beautiful. You are so great at everything you design. Just love getting your emails every day.


Leanne ... said...

Quite a lovely stamp. I see why you decided to use it again. Your coloring is just great. Something a rarely do is color. I disliked coloring as a child and still do. LOL!
Hope your daughter is doing well?

Glenda said...

You know, I have this stamp somewhere in my stash. You have made me want to play with it. Love all the little details. You always make such beautiful cards!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty stamp - where can I find this one? Never heard of LaBlance . Thanks so much.


Anonymous said...

This card is just beautiful! I own this stamp and you have inspired me to do something new and different with it. (I normally use chalks) I love the effect of cut-n-dry nibs. With music as the perfect background, and then the matting you have done, the bird stamp focal is gorgeous! I use distressed inks and distress most things, but by using three colors the distressed outer edges brought in towards the bird image....just highlight this bird stamp!

Just in case you ever wondered? (don’t we all sometimes?) ALL OF YOUR CARDS INSPIRE SO MANY PEOPLE! I don’t always leave a comment, but please know that what you do MATTERS AND INSPIRES CREATIVITY IN OTHERS!

THANKS! Phyllis Ebeling

Anonymous said...

Very pretty stamp - where can I find this one? Never heard of LaBlance . Thanks so much.


Anonymous said...

You always make the prettiest cards. That is a beautiful bird cage and I really love the way you colored it. I must try using nibs. You have a special talent to create gorgeous things.

Brenda Walters

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