April 3, 2009
In celebration of Hero Arts Birthday Blog, there is major celebration going on over there. One of the challenges was to do a one layered card. Tough thing, I must admit. So, since this is truly a challenge for me I thought I would give it a try.
Soooo.. I wanted a kind of springy elegant card, I guess I have spring fever. I bought this stamp a few months ago and have yet to use it. I guess this is kind of it's unveiling for me. LOL.. It is an ArtCard Stamp called Decorative Birds. I inked my stamp with four different inks. The flowers are a mix of Colorbox Orchid Pastal and Dew Drop Perfect Plum. The branches are ColorBox Lime Pastal and the birds Color Box Chestnut Roan. I actually stamped the image twice, the side on the left was the second stamping and I just did not ink the birds or the sentiment and then just added some more flowers and branches (plus I also flipped the image). After stamping I then outlined the stamped design with a 05 Millennium Zig pen. I then added a sparkly blue chalk for the background/sky. Inked my edges with the lighter pink and brown. Used a threading punch from Fiskars and wove my ribbon through that and added the bow and pearls to finish this off. I would not normally even think to do a one layered card, a little more challenging for me then a layered card, but, I do like how this turned out. I think I will do a fun one layered card now. umm..... off to look at stamps! (also, thanks for making me think outside the box!)