Sunday, July 19, 2009

Birdcage Card

Supplies Used -- Stamps: SU Simple Solitue, Thoughts and Prayers and Oval All. Hero Arts Bird in a Cage. Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip ink and markers. Cardstock: White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive. Large Oval and Scalloped Oval punches.
Congratulations to Diane (aka Minnidr) who's been selected as the Featured Stamper this week!! Woo hoo! I love to browse new galleries! I found a card I wanted to case right away and just when I was about to get started, I peaked further into her gallery and found this card with the bird cage hanging from a branch. I've had my Bird in a Cage stamp from Hero Arts forever and never could think of a clever way to use it! Anyhow, I quickly changed gears and went with her bird cage card! I used Old Olive and Chocolate Chip markers on the branch from SU's Spring Solitude set. Stamped it a few times onto white CS to create a long enough branch to hang my birdcage. Then I used Chocolate Chip on the Hero Arts Bird in a Cage stamp and stamped it so it was hanging from the tree banch I just made. I trimmed it out-of-the-box style to look like Diane's, then layered it onto Choc. Chip CS. Next I used the same markers on the Just for You oval stamp from SU's Oval All set. I punched it out with the coordinating SU punches and popped it up on dimensional tape. Finally I stamped the tree from SU's Thoughts and Prayers set in Old Olive as a background onto the Old Olive layer -- again to mimic Diane's card. Thanks for checking in!!

6 comments:

Gvendalen said...

Oh, what beautiful card! So cute image. I Love green color!
Hugs, Elena

One4Joy said...

great case, Anne! I love your take on the original. Have a happy week

Joanne Travis said...

This is so beautiful, Anne!! Love that birdcage and it looks so perfcet hung on the branch.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I commented on your beautiful card in your SCS gallery, Anne. I wanted to let you know that I left a little somethin' for you on my blog on Sunday. Snugs to you, my friend!

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful case Anne! you sure made it your own with the wonderful green card stock - love that cage pretty branch!

suzARTe said...

another gorgeous card. The bird cage looks fantastic hanging off the tree.