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!


craftyb said...

What an inspirational card - i love the sentiment behind it - and yep that bird stamp is also fab! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! bx

Bea said...


Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this time


Sonya said...

Love your card Lynn, and great stamp...I have that one to :-)

Jennipher Lowery said...

Hello sweet friend! I was so happy when I saw this comment and realized it was from you. You can't imagine how much I have missed chatting with you. I hope that things are going well for you. Have a blessed weekend.