Sunday, June 6, 2010
Birds is the Wird
Fresh from the GASC in Arlington, I came home with my arms full of new goodies and some extra time to play!! Mr. Holtz was there hanging with the ladies and dazzling us with his fine talent and cool toys!! I ended up getting his bird cage die and impression folders.
The card I made with the bird cage die was really fun. The cage die cut is large and it comes with it's bird so it easily fills up most of the front of the card for fast and easy designing!
Then the really fun part!! Returning to my current obsession with peel-offs, I dressed up the cage and added a faux chain with those fabulous stickers! Don't know if you can see the chain winding from the top of the cage down the side, but it's there and looks really cool!!
Dressed up the peel-offs with some half back pears and called it a card!!
This card is for a couple of challenges this week, the IC (Layla Grace) and Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Color Challenge # 14 -- a monocromatic card, any color. From the Layla Grace website, I chose this Oilo Nursery Bedding display as my inspiration.
I used some Bazzil monochromatic greens and more of the Lullaby Lane DP that I got from the GASC this weekend. Stamped the bird cage and gnarly branches in the background from the "Birds at Home" set by Clear Art Stamps (another grab from the GASC).
Added YET ANOTHER peel-off, this time a white, lacy peel-off border, to finish off the edge across the top of the DP. (And yes, there are more cards to come using peel-offs so get over it!! LOL!! )
OK, just one more bird card!
This is for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS this weekend. Congrats to this week's Featured Stamper "NikkiSchmaltz" whose amazing gallery is well worth the time to browse!I I chose this gorgeous "Vere Penny Lane" card of hers to CASE because I was running out of time this morning!! Otherwise, I would have kept on oohing and ahhing all day through her work!!
Used similar ribbon treatment, kept the color scheme and layout but switched out the materials for what I had in my own stash -- including more of the Lullaby Lane DP!. Changes include using a label shape instead of oval for the main image, adding a prima flower, and using a different scallop punch for trim at the bottom.
TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!