Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm sorry this photgraphed so poorly :(

Hi Everyone,
I sure hope everybody had a good day today! One of my best friends just
had a birthday and I made this card for her. You may recognize the layout I used, as it's from last Mondays "MOJO MONDAY" Challenge. I loved the layout and wanted to do it, but I didn't get it done for that particular week, lol. Have you ever gotten ready to stamp just to get stuck on your design? Do try MOJO MONDAY, it really helps to get your mojo going! hehe

I really love this bird cage stamp set by Basic Grey. Its part of the Porcelain - Clear Stamp Aviary collection. I'm quite disappointed in the way this photographed, but there's not a whole lot I can do about that! Most of the items I used are from Stampin Up, with the exception of the black shiny paper and the stamp set.

The finished card size is a 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" square. I used two main colors card stock, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum. On the Perfect Plum Square I stamped the background stamp "Bella Toile" in Perfect Plum ink. I cut all the c/s squares for layers and then I took a sheet of this scrumptious shiny paper that I had in my stash. I don't know who it's made by, but it sure is pretty! I cut my shiny black squares out and layered all of the squares together and I set them aside. The next thing I did was cut a circle out of Whisper White card stock and a piece of translucent light green vellum with a vine and glittery designs on it that was on my desk. I layered them together and stamped the bird cage on it, being careful not to let the stamp slide on the vellum. I stamped the little bird as well, and set aside. The next thing I did was to use my Marvy Giga Scallop Circle Punch on the shiny black paper. I layered the bird cage circles and the scallop together. I added four black mini brads to the right side of my bottom layer. I then positioned the top square layer onto the bottom one. I taped them together and added a piece of 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon. I added the layers to my card, then I took the scallop layer and positioned it to the left side of the card and voila, all finished.

As I said, I really love the bird cages in this set, and I'm not normally a bird cage person!! hehe I hope you like this, and as always, thanks so much for stopping by. For those of you who write comments, THANK YOU so much for taking the time to write to me, you all definitely make my day!!!

Have a great week and Happy Stamping,


Pam said...

Pretty card, Ret! Nice job!

Cheryl said...

Very nice card Ret! I bet it is awesome in person.

Marcia said...

Gorgeous Card! and the rest of the cards on your blog as well! I see some Inspiration here!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a gorgeous card!! Just love the shimmer on it!! TFS! ;)

fishlips said...

Great image Ret...Great Card just totally Great!!!!