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!