Friday, 1 April 2011
I made this card as a project to show my friend Jeanne some ideas of how to use this Marianne Bird cage die. She and another of my friends Jane came to my house for a craft session recently and she had bought this die at the NEC but was unsure of what to do with it. I cut one out of plain white hammered card stock and I`ve sponged various distress inks and pigment inks on with cut and dry foam to give a kind of Verdigris effect, like the sort of effect you get when copper goes green with age. I wasn`t entirely happy with the colour but I did find some papers in my stash to match so it worked out okay.
The papers I have used are BoBunny back to basics - Island mist double dot and MME pretty please - Blossoms. The flourish stamps are ones I bought from Sir Stampalot a while ago and I cannot remember for the life of me what they are called but you get 9 different flourish clear stamps in the set and they are FAB.
This is an unusual colour combo for me and not my normal type of card to make but I have to admit I love this die and will purchase one myself, it is also available from Sir Stampalot.
I ran a matching strip of the Bazzill Bling cardstock through Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder and added some diamond stickles to highlight some of the raised areas. The flowers are from a great company called Carnmeal cottage who stock all kinds of flowers and ribbon and wedding favour bits and pieces, great range and good price to.
The sentiment is from a set of Inkylicious clear stamps " flight of dreams " that I purchased at the NEC last year.
Now I must take flight as I`ve promised Mum a trip to a nursery garden to get some plants for her garden today, it talks of being a sunny day today although there is no sign of the sun so far ! Maybe it`ll brighten up later.
Bye for now and happy crafting xxx