Saturday, February 25, 2012

Elegant Bird and Blossom

Pin It Now! I really should be doing other things today! But when there's a card challenge rolling around in your head, new supplies, and housework to be done, what are you going to do?  All I can say is, thank God for the washing machine.  I still look somewhat productive, having the mountain of clothes attacked, and still have time to fit in this card...
I love the new Elegant Bird Die.  I plan to make some fabric projects with it very soon!  Today, she was cut with Crumb Cake and embossed with Vintage Wallpaper, inked with White Craft. Her wings are actually from the Two Step Bird Punch, not the die cut that exactly matches.  However, I thought it played well with the blossom as both leaves and wings. 

I stamped up the Crumb Cake base and the inside of the card with images from Sale-A-Bration,  Fresh Vintage.  Just enough to shabby it up a little!

The center square and bird are spritzed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, I took a pic in the sunlight to catch the sparkle...

 You can see how I make flower rosettes on this earlier blog post.  I used white waffle paper (from the 2012 Spring Mini) for this rosette, and spritzed it with Blushing Bride Smooch to give it a little shine and color (also from the mini).  Fabulous stuff!  I love when you can make something truly unique from Stampin' Up!'s basics. 
 Here's the sketch  posted today on Stamping 411 with The Operators.  So many possibilities here with that lovely circle in the middle.  I really love what the designers have done, you have to check it out. All sorts of creations in the center...medallions, squares in the round, doilies, a maze, and die cuts.  Fantastic!
PAPER:   Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
STAMPS:  Fresh Vintage, Kindness Matters
INK: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride
ACCESSORIES: Elegant Bird Bigz Die, White Waffle Paper, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Smooch Spritz, Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon, Victoria Lace Ribbon, Bird 2-step punch, Pink Rhinestones from Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit.
OTHER: Sewing machine, scotch tape


  1. so pretty! love the bird and the flower! great job!

  2. gorgeous card, love the texture! If you love your SU! products youshould check out the Simply Stampin Challenge.
    Kelly xx

  3. Fun, fun, fun use of the bird!!!! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

  4. Saw your card on Stampin' Connect and had to stop by your blog! You are so super talented, love your style!

  5. That is so cool! I love what you did with the shimmer paint!

  6. This is just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.