Sunday, June 7, 2015

Hello tweety...

What?  No, it's not a post about Tweety Bird, it's actually the name of the stamp set I used on this card.  I've been working on some ideas for cards for my upcoming card classes, but they're not ready for photos yet.

In the mean time, I thought I'd continue to post some older cards that I haven't shown in the past.  Even though the stamp sets and/or paper may not be available on some of my older cards, I thought they may still inspire you if you're a card maker.  Or if not, maybe it will inspire you to visit my Etsy or Ebay shops.  Can you say shameless plug?  hee hee

This is a card I made a couple years ago with a great paper pack called "Claire".  I had fun with this paper and did an entire card class with it.  The different patterns in this paper pack made it pretty easy to create some nice cards.  This stamp set was fun one too.  I loved the birdcage when I saw it and knew I had to use it.  These "Center Step" cards are great for a long, narrow stamped image.  You can see a sample of another "Center Step" card I made recently HERE.  

When I stamped the birdcage, I used the "rock n' roll" stamping technique.  In case you're unfamiliar with that technique, you stamp the image in a base color and then before stamping that image on your paper, you roll the edges of the stamp in a different ink color (usually darker), then stamp your paper.  If you look closely you can see that I stamped the entire birdcage in Sunset Ink and then rolled the edges in Hollyhock Ink.  It's subtle on this image, but is a pretty effect.  

I also did all of the stamping on the Colonial White paper on the center of the card, then ran that piece of cardstock thru my embossing machine giving it some texture.  After that, I stamped the bird image in Outdoor Denim ink, cut it out and adhered it to the birdcage image.  

I used the Close to My Heart exclusive "Art Philosophy" Cricut Cartridge for the shape the main sentiment is stamped on.  I have all of the CTMH Cricut Cartridges, but I have to say Art Philosophy is still my favorite.  There are approximately 700 different images on this cartridge.  Amazing!  The nice thing about the cartridges is the fact that Close to My Heart has many stamp sets that coordinate with shapes on the different cartridges.  It makes it even more fun to create!  See all of the different images available on Art Philosophy HERE.

I added a piece of Colonial White cardstock to the inside of the card to make it easier to write your special message.  The stamped row of birds is a nice surprise for the recipient too.  

This is the stamp set I used on this card.  Along with the great sentiment on the the front of my card, you can see it also includes a few other sentiments and a lovely vine design.  As I mentioned before, it's called "Hello Tweety" and unfortunately it is a retired set.

Well, thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you've enjoyed my card and maybe were inspired to do something creative today.  :)

Paper: Claire (retired), Outdoor DenimColonial White CS
Stamps: B1420 Hello Tweety (retired)
Embellishments: Outdoor Denim & White Baker's Twine (retired)
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy CartridgeMicro-tip scissorsColonial White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

1 comment:

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Love this card! I have this stamp set and it needs ink - so I hope to find time to play with it now that you have inspired me! I like the sunset/hollyhock color detail especially! Hugs!