Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ornate Bird Frame


I made this card using one of my favorite Inkadinkado stamps, Ornate Bird Frame. It's a fairly large tile type stamp. At first when you look at it, you might wonder what you'll do with it, but after you've worked with it for a while, you see how very versatile it is. You can cut it out to any size you like, including using the very center as an inchie. Not only can you use this stamp in any size, you can also use it to frame any other image, which also looks wonderful. I get all my Inkadinkado stamps at Creative Play Stamps.

What I did here is stamp the image in VersaMark and emboss with Classy Copper. The frame is From Cosmo Crickets Love Notes {06}, and I just aged the edges and layered the frame right on top of the bird stamp. Then those two pieces are up on foam tape. I punched a hole in the upper right hand corner and stuck in a copper Karen Foster Loopy Brad tied with a smidge of SU! brown grosgrain ribbon.

The sentiment is a Love Notes sticker, but I wanted it raised up, so I brushed the back with body powder to remove the stickiness. Then I stamped GinaK's Tag Lines sentiment on a scrap of Love Notes and punched with the word window punch. I aged all the edges with Chestnut Roan, stuck it to the card, and added some Copper Stickles.

As a final touch, I cut a nestie scalloped circle, aged it, and added a band of chocolate brown blanket satin. Love Notes has been one of my all time favorite lines, in fact, I'm making an 8x8 acetate mini album for the upcoming CreaTIVE cUTS AND mORE bLOG hop! The hop will be on Monday, August 10th, and I really hope you can join us for all the fun!!

13 comments:

Heather the Mooselover said...

Nice card- I love the "medallion" er tile - I like the focal image and how you embossed it. Great job!

Denise Clark said...

Carla, I love this stamp and the layout you used to showcase it! So pretty! Love the different labels you used! Great card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is gorgeous. Great stamp. Love the metallic embossing.

So glad you found your S2G stamps. Can't wait to see what you create for TT!

Tab said...

Oh I love your card, such a fabulous image and I love the colours you have used!
Hugs Tab xxx

Katie Skiff said...

Great job Carla!! I love that image and the embossing!!

Justine said...

Very pretty, really like that copper embossing

Robin said...

Oh Carla, you do such wonderful things with all of your cards and this one is yet another beauty!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous Carla...wowza...aha, your signature color..copper.

Noelle Reese said...

This is really beautiful! I love it a lot!
ILY
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Sharri Seffens said...

Wow! Carla, this is stunning!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Awesome image and wonderful use of it!! Love this creation ... great thinking!

Etha said...

this is just wonderful! love all the embossing, slightly grungy look, very cool :)

Lindsay Weirich said...

I never would have given that stamp a second look! wow the embossing and die cut makes it pop!