Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Birds Are Loose!

  I promised the other day that I would show a card that didn't use an embossing folder....it was hard but I did it!  I might have to look into getting some help for this problem.  One full card with out an embossing folder in sight!  I was browsing through cards online and came across this card by another demonstrator, Sam Woodruff and I totally loved how she used the birdcages to make the background paper.  I just had to CASE (Copy And Share w/ Everyone) the idea for one of my cards.  I think Sam's card is way better than mine but I tried to do her idea justice!

  I had decided that I wanted to use Tangerine Tango for this card and went to my trusty new Color Coach to get some ideas for other colors.  It suggests Tempting Turquoise & Old Olive.  I threw in Daffodil Delight on my own accord so if you don't think it goes with the other colors don't blame the Color Coach. 

  After I had stamped the background (which was super easy with the clear mount stamps) I played around for a little bit with what colors to use for the panels behind the cages as well for as my scallop circle.  I had all 4 colors cut and punched out and kept changing them in and out and nothing seemed to be just right.  Then I thought "what about black as an accent?". I tried it out and the black panel, ribbon and sentiment seem to balance out the other bright colors in just the right way.

  I stamped the 4 little birds and then punched them out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I mounted it on a Tangerine Tango 2 3/8" scallop circle punch which I paper pierced each scallop and highlighted the holes with a Signo gel pen.  I used my markers to color the sentiment from So Many Sayings (retired---I think I need to get some new sentiment stamps!).  I punched it out with my word window punch and adhered it to the circle with a little small strip of dimensionals.  Then I adhered my scallop circle onto the birdcage panel also with dimensionals.  I added the bow with a glue dot for the final touch. 

Thanks for looking!  Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Aviary, So Many Sayings (retired)

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Black (marker)

Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black

Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Word Window punch, paper piercer, 1/8" Black taffeta ribbon, dimensionals


  1. Amanda, this is great! Personally I am not a big fan of orange, but I love how you stamped your own DSP and the color combo is wonderful. The Daffodil gives it a little more zing! :)

  2. Cute card! I love the colors and punches! Very fun!

  3. Ooohhh....I like how you've turned the bird cages all around. Really cute card!

  4. Love this card, and I do like the Daffodil Yellow in it!

  5. This is such a fun card, love the colors!!

  6. Great card! I love the bird cage background and the fact that you added the yellow to an already awesome color combo. I may just have to break down and get this stamp set. :-)

  7. Super cute card. Love the colour combination.

  8. Awesome card! Great job on the background using the cages. All the color mix well with each other. TFS


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