Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Simple But Elegant Part 2

Hello and welcome back! I have another card today that is very simple to create, but makes for an elegant all occasion card. Again, I have used images by Tim Holtz for Stampers's Anonymous. This bird silhouette is from his Urban Tapestry set and let me tell you, the rubber has been well loved ;D Seriously, I have probably used this image more than any of my others. There is something about the silhouette of this bird resting on that branch that just makes it work for practically any occasion. It's perfect for birthdays, get well, sympathy, thinking of you, and even holidays. Add a Witches Hat or a Santa Cap and you have Halloween and Christmas covered! LOL...I love a hard working stamp! What are your favorites?

Again, I smudged my die cut panel with Distress Ink, this time Scattered Straw and I left it in the die while I applied the ink to achieve that nice white border. While the panel was still in the die, I stamped the bird silhouette and added leaves and a flourish. I colored the bird with Copic markers and then I added dimensional lacquer to make it shiny. I followed this with a bit of glitter glue in Stardust around the edge. I love adding the glitter glue, because it really makes the card feel special and it only takes a minute to do. I paired this with some lovely glittered papers by DCWV, and added some flowers and gems. Easy peasy ;D

See you tomorrow with Part 3 ;D


  1. Your style is so extraordinary unique and artistic...

    Always stunning for me !

    love that all!

    xxx Susi

    Challenge # 5/ Fun with Atc´s

  2. Outstanding card!! Love how you make the elements special, and the paper choice, and layering is wonderful!

  3. Beautiful stamping work again.
    Colors and designs are so great.
    Love them both, wish I could take clases with you.

  4. Such a gorgeous image! I love what you've done with it. It totally reminds me of when I was little and watching/feeding all the little chickadees outside.


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