Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Birdie Card to Share With You

Hello all. This is going to be a quick post (really! lol). I have so many irons in the fire right now, but I wanted to show you a Mother's Day Card I made for a friend to give to his mother. I have so many birdie stamps and would love to have 10 times as many. One can never have too many birdie stamps! Anyway, I wanted to use one for his card, so here is what I came up with:

I have always liked this birdie stamp from Inkadinkado. I computer generated the sentiment. It seems
to me to be a perfect sentiment for a mom. Mine certainly prepared me for life and gave me wings to fly away, knowing that I could do anything (with the help of the Lord, of course!) She was a wonderful mother in every way, and she is greatly missed by me and all who knew her! Now back to the card....

I used a Spellbinders Label 1 Nestie, and outlined the embossed edge with a Copic marker. The interesting thing was that I put my aqua gemstones on BEFORE I diecut the Label. This kind of broke some of a gems and smooshed them into the paper. Maybe everyone but me already knew this, but I never even thought about it, and I ended up really liking the way it turned out!  I definitely plan on doing that again! I added the red gems and the delicate butterfly peel-offs after I did the diecutting.

I took some white cardstock scraps, inked them with some colors to match the pretty dp, and ran them through my Sizzix Big Kick using a pretty Spellbinders Impressabilities Butterfly template. I them used a little Distress Ink and gently inked the raised design. I added some Prima gemstone swirls and a few more gemstones in the upper right corner. So there is plenty of  BLING on this card!  Finally, I added some 3D Dots to raise the diecut for dimension. I am entering this in these challenges this week:

Stamp Something - Anything Goes (They are having a 3 yr celebration with great prizes, too!)
Creative Inspirations Sunday Challenge Blog - Glitzy/Bling                                                     
Crafty Creations - Challenge 118 Anything Goes                                                                      

  Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you all have a wonderful day!