Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Birdhouse Birthday

I need to get together some have-on-hand birthday cards, that could be given to a male or female. 

To start my collection I used a new embossing folder, Clouds.  I inked up the side with the indentations for the embossing.  Turning my white cardstock into a blue sky with pop-out clouds.

The birdhouse was stamped, and heat embossed in black, then colored with the markers. As a final step, I cut out just the birdhouse and its stand. The stamp actually has a frame and foliage around the birdhouse.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the fence.  The hill was made using a Kiwi Lane border template. I can never draw those things free hand. 

The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed, then cut out, I inked along the edges with walnut stain distress ink. I popped up the birdhouse, and the sentiment when putting all the elements together.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Ink: Versafine- Onyx Black
Stamp: All Hero Arts (K5366, CL574)
Marker: Memento (Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, Dandelion, Rhubarb), Distress ink (Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain)
Cardstock: Recollections, DCWV
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Embossing: Recollections Clear Powder, Darice- Clouds
Fiber: American Crafts

Tools: MS Fence punch
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches


Kristi said...

I LOVE this card!So sweet and pretty! I think I need that cloud embossing folder: where did you buy it?

Unknown said...

Cat, this is fantastic! I love the bright cheerful colors and the beautiful scene you created. The sky looks awesome with its inky swirls and puffy clouds. Brilliant!

MS said...

Love your scene! Gorgeous sky, fun fence, love the way you popped up the sentiment. So cute!

sheza said...

Cute card!