Monday, May 26, 2014

A Chirpy Hello

Nesting Birds, one of the new rubber stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle, is today's inspiration.  The photo is a bit on the lighter side so you could see the dark cardstock better.  The close-up shows the more vivid colors of the stamped image.

I usually start off by stamping my image and then after it's colored, decide what shape (if any) to die cut it in.  This time around, I started with the Spellbinders Decorative Label Twenty Two and stamped the image to fit inside the area.  Copic markers were used to color the image and Mimosa Sparkle N Soft was added to the flowering portion of the plants.

I also stamped the separate flower/leaf, colored it with Copics, and fussy cut it out.  Once the Mimosa flock was dry on this one, I adhered it next to my sentiment, which is heat embossed with Chocolate Sparkle embossing powder.  Timeless Rectangles (by Spellbinders) was the die used to cut out the sentiment.

The background is actually a die from Cheery Lynn Designs (Lattice Circles) that was dry embossed instead of cut out.  This was adhered to the next layer, brown cardstock that is covered with Dark Chocolate flock (with the help of 1/8" and 1/2" Tear-ific Tape).


Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! What a pretty image!! You colored it beautifully!! The embossing looks fabulous!! Have a great day :)

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Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Anne! Love that image, and your die is perfect for showcasing it!

Linda Simpson said...

Such a beautiful bird and lovely scene. Love this very much!
Linda xxx

rachel said...

great embossing anne and brilliant colouring x

jimlynn said...

There's so much I love about this card! The image, flocking, design, framing, your coloring.....everything. Gorgeous card Anne!

Brenda said...

Beautiful job with the coloring, Anne - so much detail :)

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty Anne. Your coloring is fab and the details are amazing. I always learn so much looking at your creations. Great job! Hugz!

Lena's Creations said...

Very sweet card. I love the image and the flock on the flowers adds just the extra special touch. Beautiful!
Lena’s Creations

Tammy said...

Wonderful card and beautifully colored! The sentiment is perfect!

Shirley said...

Your bird is lovely and the sentiment is perfect for him! A really fun and pretty card!