Tuesday, 24 April 2012

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Hi there, just sharing my first project using Sam Poole's Bird stamps from Creative Expressions.
I decided to go down the clean and simple route with this card and created a scene around the bird house. I used a little cheat to stamp the bird house on the base card so that I could stamp a little bird inside. By taping the heart inking and then removing the tape before stamping the image you leave the centre open. I then stamped the bird house again, cutting out the box and the heart opening. This way I could have a little bird sitting inside. The box was coloured using bundled sage and weathered wood distress markers and then coated with glossy accents to give it more dimension. I doodled some grass at the foot of the bird house to ground it.
To make the birds look as though they were actually flying around the bird house I used the dotty flourish from the stylish christmas set, again by Sam Poole. This was stamped using weathered wood distress ink (second impression so as not to be too overpowering!) To finish off I distressed the edge of the card with weathered wood distress ink and then I added a line of faux stitching around the card using my bundled sage distress marker.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: "365 Cards = Black white and two others" "Art with no boundaries - Anything goes" "Love to create - Anything goes" "Victorine Originals - Anything goes" "Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Use a flourish" "One Stitch at a time - Anything goes" "Opus Gluei - Use flourishes" "Make it Monday - Anything goes" "Alphabet Challenge - F is for Feathered friends" "Card Crafters Circle - In Stitches" wow...I think that's the record number of challenges I'm managed to enter in one go! Just hope all those links work! Just previewed this again before posting and I still cannot get paragraphs to separate etc....anyone got any ideas? Thanks!


Chris / CS Designs said...

Sue, This is such a pretty piece, I love the 3d look. Thank you for the How-to, it is always nice to know these things. Thank you also for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Art With No Boundaries and hope you will come visit us again.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Zoe Sanderson said...

Very pretty card, love how the birdhouse stands proud with the little bird inside, no cheating here just good design XOXO Zoe

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely CAS card, love the swirls from the birds and your bird house with bird inside is fabulous. Lovely design. Tracy xc

Anne-Marie said...

I really enjoyed looking at the detailing on your oh-so-pretty card....and what a clever idea....I'll be usin' that one! So glad you entered your creation at Card Crafter's Circle, and hope to see you back, soon. ;)

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Pia S said...

Spotted this on MIM. I love all the white space and the inked edges of the card. The swirl is a really nice detail too.

Pauline said...

This is lovely... Very delicate! Thank you for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle. (I hope your blogger sorts out, I always have paragraph trouble with the new format, it keeps adding extra linespace between paras!)

paperfun said...

Love the clean and simple design. Really cute card.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Gabrielle said...

What a brilliant use of the stamps -love the green of the birdhouse and that it has dimension - very clever!

Rene said...

This is so pretty! I love how simple and yet stunning it is! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win a second-prize!
Rene :D

Electra said...

I love the simplicity of this and the way you have made the bird sit inside the house! Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei this week!

Trish and Treasure said...

Thanks for playing in the stitching challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle, I can see you have put a lot of thought into this creation and I love it! All the little touches make this card special!!!
Trish Munro
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

Lesley Edmonds said...

I love this card. It's gorgeous.

Cheryl said...

I love the CAS design and added details of your card.

I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 205)


**I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

Nikki Byrne said...

What a lovely CAS card ! Thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs


hazel said...

A lovely CAS card Sue, I love the swirls and the great idea with the tape.
xxx Hazel.

Karen C said...

This is so pretty! Thank you for playing with us this week at One Stitch At A Time and at Whoopsi Daisy this week! Best of luck with both draws! :)
Karen C (OSAAT & WD DT)

Love crafts forever said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Karen C said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C (OSAAT DT)

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful CAS card!! Fabulous design Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Create Challenge!

Lesley said...

Great CAS card Sue! Lovely images!

Thank you for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Feathered Friends' challenge xx

Rosemary said...

Your clean and simple card is also elegant and gorgeous. I love the work you put into making this card perfect. The birdhouse is a great element to draw the eye in and then the way you used the flourishes to be flight is terrific.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Opus Gluei, I look forward to seeing your work on more challenges!