Songbird

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing with you the card I made with Anni-VERVE-sary sketch #6. <<--Click that link over there to view the sketch and get the skinny on how you can win free Verve stamps! As part of the birthday loot DH got me on my shopping spree to Archiver's I picked up this exclusively Archiver's stamp set called Silhouette Songbirds. It's manufactured by Stampendous and has all sorts of lovely birds and swirls. Since it hadn't gotten inky yet, I thought I'd pull it out and show it a little lovin'. ;)

I started by embossing and cutting a circle and coordinating scallop circle mat with my Nestabilities. Next I grabbed this beautiful Making Memories paper, and decided on a pink & black color combo. I stamped the bird and swirl image once in the circle in Regal Rose and then again on white cardstock in black ink. I then cut out just the bird and popped him up over the stamped image. I colored in the little accents on his wing with a Copic marker and then thoroughly doused the rest of him with Black Diamond Stickles. Next I added a few little pink rhinestones to the swirls and set the circle aside to let the Stickles dry. I cut a 1" strip from the dp and matted with black, cut in half and then stamped one of the swirls stamps in black on the two strips. For a little more fun, I drew in some dots on the swirls, and then added two black brads on each end. I finished with a sentiment from Heartfelt Phrases in the corner, and then realized that's where the photo corners were supposed to go. Oops! So I swapped the photo corners (made with the Fiskars Something Old, Something New Squeeze Corner punch) to the other side. The main panel is matted with black and then glued to a Regal Rose card base.

17 comments

  1. Just lovely...great work with the bling!

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  2. So pretty. The swirl and pretties look great!

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  3. Love that songbird stamp, and the rhinestones on the swirls are the perfect touch.

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  4. This is so pretty! Love the swirls and the black stickles on the bird!!

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  5. I love the Stickles on the bird! I just bought that color of Stickles and can't wait to use them! A very beautiful card!

    www.lisabeesponderings.blogspot.com

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  6. This is so pretty! I love that songbird and those flourishes!

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  7. Love the pink and black! For some reason I find when you stamp birds in black like that, it makes a powerful 'punch' on your cards. Very pretty!

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  8. What a gorgeous card!! Love the embossed bird! :)

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  9. What a gorgeous card! I love the layout, very original.

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  10. Simply beautiful - Julee!!!
    Love the embossing and the sparkles!!!

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  11. Great Card. Swirls are so much fun and always look great with birds and flowers.

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  12. GORGEOUS Julee...seems I need some of those black diamond stickles now...lol! I'm having a BLAST doing your sketches daily ;)

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  13. I love that songbird!! What beautiful colors, and I love the rhinestones, they are a very nice touch to this lovely card!!

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  14. This is so so sweet! Love the bling and your colors! Wow!
    Elizabeth Bead Diva

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