Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Card

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First I stamped the Laughing Parrot by La Blanche stamps onto their fabulous paper and then I used Distressed Ink and Nibs to color the Parrot and the leaves. (what a great way to color)   Next Tim Holtz Bird Cage was cut out of Grunge paper with my Vagabond and inked with Distressed Inks.  After that dried, I cut open the door and applied a lacy looking corner embellishment to the top.  The parrot was embossed with Utee Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. Both the bird cage and the Parrot were popped up using Therm O Web Dimensions.

The Designer Paper is from Chapter One Paper Pad by Kaiser Craft.  The edges were distressed and inked with some Distressed inks to give it an aged look.  After embossing some pink card stock with the Kassie Cuttlebug folder I used Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers dies to cut 6 of the smallest flowers.  Using my Tool kit, I conditioned them by using the White conditioning tool and then I bent and shaped them.  6 small suns were punched out with the Sun Punch by Punch a Bunch and shaped for the Stamens.  The Cheery Lynn Fern dies were cut from some Designer Paper as was the Fanciful Flourish.  Each of those were applied to the card and the flowers placed on them.  The sentiment is by Wendy Vecchi. 

All items can be purchased here...just look to your right and click on the links in Items in my store.
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Thanks for looking and I love reading your comments.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great card, Joan, with such wonderful detail! TFS your beautiful card!
Big Hugs, Becky Jo

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Well my friend . . . you have certainly NOT lost your touch! This is awesome and I can only imagine how good it felt for you to finally put some of those THOUGHTS onto PAPER! FANTASTIC ... thanks for inspiration!

Selma said...

Joan all those creative ideas sure did produce a gorgeous card. I love how you put the parrot inside the cage and cut the door. Your pink and black flowers are gorgeous.

Sharon Peele said...

Beautiful card Joan!! Love the stamp and all the dies you used!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Joan. So glad to see you creating again. Now if I can only get back to it too. Have a wonderful week!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful. I sent you an email with an order on July 16th, but have not heard back from you. I just tried to resend the same message and it's coming back undeliverable??? I will try again tomorrow.

Sharon in Arizona said...

I love it Joan!!! I just ordered this bird cage die today because I've been admiring a card made by Linda Lucas using this die with the door open....great minds think alike!! I really like the parrot in the cage and thanks so much for the tutorial. Have a wonderful day..hugs, Sharon :o)

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous! "Hugs" Carol

Carla K. said...

Hi, Joan-Met you and Kathy at CHA and am a first-time visitor to the blog. What a beautiful card! I wish I lived closer and could visit your shop. I loved the Kaisrcraft booth at CHA, and as you know their make-and-take was fully booked for all three days when I visited their booth on the first day, so people agreed with us! Keep up the beautiful work!

Lin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love your idea of opening the door on the cage! I'll be trying this really soon - thanks!