Friday, 1 April 2011

Taken Flight

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


  1. so fabulous and elegant! Hugs Juls

  2. Just love what you have done to the cage. Thank you so much for having us over the other day, also thank your mom for the yummy cupcakes!!!! See you soon. Hugs Janexxxxx

  3. Hi Sara, wow this is fabulous, so imaginative.
    thanks for your kind comments I have just realised I should have done you a link for helping me with those fab flowers.
    off to do it now!
    love my new punch too, good old NEC.
    hugs chris xx

  4. A beautiful card Sara ~ love the "romantic" look it has
    Hugz Fleur xXx


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