Monday, April 7, 2008

Birthday Hugs & Wishes

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I've been working on a challenge for my stamp club, so that has taken up most of my stamping time lately. I'm sending them out today, so I should be able to post about it by tomorrow or Wednesday.

I did take some time to do a card with Verve Visual’s guest designer sketch though. I thought it was an interesting sketch, so I wanted to give it a try.

I used a 9x8” piece of Basic Black cardstock, scored at 4”, for my base. The middle section includes 2 ¾ x 2 ¼” pieces of Basic Black, Old Olive and Rose Red stamped with the Stitched background in Whisper White. These were then matted on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I really love that Stitched background. It's probably my favorite background stamp so far. I think it looks great stamped in white!

For the focal image, I stamped one of the birds from Verve’s Anniversary Birds set in Rose Red on Whisper White cardstock. I stamped it again on a scrap and cut out his wing for a little dimension. The branch from the set was stamped in Old Olive, and I added 3 Felt Fusion flowers. The ground beneath the bird's feet was sponged with Old Olive. The image was then matted on Basic Black cardstock. The Rose Red mat was adhered to the card first so the middle strip could be adhered between it and the focal image. The focal image was then adhered to the card with dimensionals.

The tag is a 2 ¼ x 2” piece of Whisper White. I stamped the Birthday Hugs & Wishes in Basic Black, added 3 black eyelets, some Old Olive Poly-Twill ribbon and an additional felt flower.

Recipe:
Stamps: Anniversary Birds (Verve Visual), Hugs & Wishes, Stitched
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Rose Red
Ink: Whisper White, Rose Red, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: Felt Fusion Flowers, Black Brads, Black Eyelets, Old Olive Poly-Twill Ribbon

2 comments:

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Great card. I love your embellishments. Thanks for entering the contest! :)

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, love that size and your colors, it is wonderful