Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Bird-Day!!

Hi Chickies!

I'm back today with a sweet little card featuring some of my newest goodies that Julie from ABC Toys & Crafts sent me.  And are they ever delicious!!  When I saw these new My Cute Stamps - Elegant Bird Cages, I knew that they would be mine . . . they inspired me from the minute I laid eyes on them.  I have so many more fun ideas in my head for these stamps, so I hope you won't mind if they appear a few more times here on my blog.  Of course, they couldn't have been more perfect for the 6" x 6" mini pad of Basic Grey Porcelain paper that arrived in the same box as my stamps this month.  The colors in this paper just make me smile.  I also created this card for the latest challenge on the CARDS blog - to use acrylic in your creations.  I stamped the bird cage using Staz-On Jet Black onto a piece of acrylic cardstock.  I stamped it a second time onto a coordinating piece of the Porcelain DP, and cut out the two strips on the bird cage, adhering them with adhesive.  I colored in the scallops and a few of the dots with a white paint pen that I had in my stash.  I then stamped that sweet little birdie onto the same coordinating DP and cut her out.  I thought she looked cute standing outside the cage - she's a rebel like me.  LOL  I matted the image using my Labels Four Nestabilities (green panel) and Labels Nine Nestabilities (white panel), and ran the white panel through my Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots Embossing folder.  A little lace, a little ribbon, and voila - you've got yourself a sweet little bird-day card!  Isn't it tweet?!!

STAMPS:  Elegant Bird Cages (My Cute Stamps), Victorian Diamond Background (Rubbernecker), Tweet (Pink Cat Studios)
INK:  Jet Black Staz-On (Tsukineko), Hibiscus Burst Pigment Ink (PTI)
PAPER:  Hibiscus Burst CS (PTI), White CS (Neenah), Spring Moss CS (PTI), Porcelain DP (Basic Grey), Acrylic Cardstock
ACCESSORIES:  Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Labels Nine Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lace, Spring Moss Polka Dot Satin Ribbon (PTI), White Paint Pen, 3-D Dots Strips (EK Success), Embossed Scallop Border Punch (EK Success)

Before I go, I wanted to remind you again that ABC Toys & Crafts is offering a 20% discount on your entire order for any orders over $65 - just use discount code FEBLOVE (offer expires Feb. 28th).  That's it for me today.  Hubby and I are feeling a bit under the weather, so I think I'll go take a nap.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


peggysue said...

That is the cutest card and such a neat little stamp set! Love it and love what you did with it!

Diana said...

This is stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Anki said...

Supercute and stylish my friend! Hope you are having a great week so far. Kram - Anki

Justine said...

o Wow Karolyn I LOVE this. The colors the stamps everything is perfect

Maria Matter said...

so yea, this is super tweet! Beautifully put together Karolyn!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Just beautiful!!!

Cookie said...

I had to hunt down your blog to tell you how much I LOVE this card!!!! Its PERFECTION!!! Love how you stamped on the acetate so the green shows right thru it...as if you cut the whole cage out...I was wanting this set so much when I saw your card and the price is great but shipping! YIKES...I will have to wait...lol...Anyways I LOVE your designs and congrats on you recent win! Hugs...Cookie