Friday, March 13, 2009

A little birdie...


Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Ink: YoYo Yellow (SU), Certainly Celery (SU)
Embossing Folder: Stylized Flowers (Cuttlebu)
Ribbon: Michael's
Technique: Sponge inking on the embossing, Dry embossing, Heat embossing (Clear powder)
Paper: Archiver's

It was a little time consuming to sponge ink the embossed image, but worth it for the overall effect. I used the little fingertip sponges and Stampin' Up ink. I experimented with other inks that were definately "juicier", but in this case SU's less than inky ink worked better.

I embossed the bird with clear embossing powder after I had stamped it with a brown pigment pad. I don't know what I'd do without my clear embossing powder. It's awesome!!

I LOVE Inkadinkadoo stamps. They are so embellished and pretty! The set this bird comes from is called: Birds Galore. I also bought some Halloween Inkadinkadoo stamps last year that are just as cool! They are one of my favorite brands!

This card is a good reflection of my personal taste. It's very earthy and clean. Kind of like me! Minus the clean part...thanks to a very active two year old!! :)

12 comments:

Jennette AKA Cinderellie on Splitcoast said...

Darling Card!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very pretty!!! Love the bird too :)

In my closet Stampin said...

Beautiful...Lovin the Color Combo and Very Neat & Clean, Love it! TFS

sarahw said...

Such a pretty card! The background looks amazing. :)

Kathi said...

This is beautiful! I love Inkadinkado stamps too and this bird image is awesome! I love what you did with the background!

Loretta Rodger said...

love what you did with the embossing folder, this is a beautiful card!

Becky said...

This is so beautiful, love how you colored the embossed panel.

Jennifer Talley said...

Wow, this is so pretty! I love it!

paulssandy said...

I so agree it was worth the effort. It really makes the card.
Sandy O
www.papertransformer.com

JessicaLynn said...

I think it was worth the time. What a great card the bird looks great!

Jessica Lynn

stampin abi said...

very pretty well worth the effort!

Anonymous said...

so pretty! love the bird combined with that folder!!
if you love the cbug - you should check out Cuttlebug Challenge -
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

cassie