Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Birdies at Home ~ Crafty Secrets

Good Morning!
I'm in a wonderful mood! I'm so excited to be going to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX. next week! I'll be helping out in the Crafty Secrets booth and in Vicki's classes! Stop by and see me, if you can!
I'll be meeting my friend Tex at the airport in Dallas, Tex kindly invited me to stay with her and my friend Joy with be arriving later that night, I'm so excited to be seeing my friends and spending time with them!
Here's a card I made with the new Birdies at Home stamp set by Crafty Secrets. The detail in this set is amazing, there are musical notes and words inside the swirly tree branches and the cages, WOW!
I used my Tim Holtz film strip die to cut the strip out of vanilla paper. I shabbied it up with Ranger Distress Black Soot ink. I layed the strip on a piece of vanilla paper and traced the inside of the film strip lightly with a pencil, I used that as a guide to where I'd be stamping the small birds. I adhered the film strip to my vanilla strip with the birds stamped on and then I added Crackle Accents.
After I cut the main image with the Spellbinders die I left it in place and used my old SU! stipple brush and pounced Ranger tumbled glass ink on the image.

This is a darker picture, I think it shows the crackle in the film strip better.

Supplies: Stamps - CS Birdies at Home. Paper - vanilla, CS Pastel Paper Pad. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Copic markers. Acces. - Crafty Secrets Chipboard Die Cut Shapes, Ranger Crackle Accents, glitter, black pearl pin, Adorn-it's. Tools - Spellbinders Labels 4 die, Tim Holtz film strip die by Sizzix, Scor-Pal, tracing wheel, stipple brush, scalloped edge punch.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I got this last week at an antiques shop in Conway, Blue Ribbon Antiques. I've been wanting one forever, but, they were always out of my price range. I really don't know what it's called other than a paper rack, they had an extra roll of paper I got too, YAY! I think they used them in general stores to wrap up purchases, etc.?
I'll be using it for grandkids artwork.
Smiley from millan.net
I hope you have a great day, we just got a big rain here, a gully washer!
Smiley from millan.net


jan said...

Really like your card! Everyone should 'sing' on their birthday!

Sherry Cheever said...

I think it might have also been used at meat counters to wrap your meat purchases in.

I LOVE the card and wish I had that set!

Joy said...

WOW! This is sooooo pretty! And I can't wait to see you my friend!

A Vintage Chic said...

Gorgeous card, Pam! I need to get working with that set--so pretty!

I'm going to sneakily grab the CS button from you, too...okay not so sneakily!

Hope you're having a great night!


Diane Jaquay said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Pam!!! I love that bird cage!

kathy/North Carolina said...

That card is simply stunning! Love the colors, the satiny bow, the pearl accent....You never fail to inspire me!

JeanFB said...

Wow, this card is positively stunning! Love that new set and what you've done with it! :)

KAT said...

Love this! That use of the film strip panel with the smaller birds is fabulous! Great card - makes me smile!

Beate said...

Pam, this is beautiful! I LOVE all the details. The color combo, the film strip, the sparkly frame for your sentiment.....you showcased this set beautiful and made me want it BAD.
Visiting your blog is bad for my checkbook!
Hugs and smiles

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my this is just so sweet, I love every little detail!!

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