June 29, 2009

Welcome Home for Clear Dollar Stamps

AWWW, the one birdie is coming home to roost with the other birdie is anxiously peeking through the birdhouse hole. After all, it is spring and the babies could hatch any day! At least that is the story I created in my head while making this card! This set just screams, “make a scene”! No, not like a grumpy diva, like a pretty picture! Especially with a set called Pretty Perches!

This was a pretty easy card to do, for the most part anyway. The clear stamps make it easy to line up and stamp the two-part bird removed for DT appl house. I used my largest punch to open up the doorway and another smaller one to make a hole in the roof. The chain is part of a bracelet extender chain from my jewellery making stash. The hardest part was getting the chain to stay through the slit I cut for it along the tree branch and then getting the chain to stay in the hole in the bird house along with foam dotting the birdhouse in the correct place. Fiddly but so worth the effort!

The blossoms were stamped with the a two-flower stamp in the set, I coloured in the centers with a pretty in pink marker. I drew in little stems for the flowers and sprigs with a celery marker. The branch was stamped full-length using a thumping technique in which you bounce the sides of two different coloured markers on your stamp to get variegated colour. It ended up great but the lightest brown was a bit too light so I just coloured over it again by hand. Perfect! I also stamped portions of the branch twice more so the tree looks denser. The last step in the image was to sponge some blue ink lightly to show the sky. I kind of made up the layout, using a bowl to cut the DP into a neat curvy shape. The ribbon is silk and sprayed with Glimmer Mist (are you seeing a theme lately?) to make it brown and sparkly.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Pretty Perches-Clear Dollar Stamps
Ink: Memento brown, Staz on brown, riding hood red-SU!, ColorBox brown chalk ink, Pink pirouette-SU!, SS blue-SU! ( I forget the colour name and am too tired to get up to check!)
Paper: vanilla, confetti white, chocolate, DSP-SU!
Accessories: jewellery chain and flower-stash, brown button-basic Grey bittersweet, white button-SU!, silk ribbon-May Arts, Glimmer mist-Tattered Angels, pretty in pink, cocoa, celery, chocolate markers-SU!, foam dots-stash


Laurie Wilson said...

Oh how pretty! LOVE the chain 3D embellishment and how you punched the bird hole so the other bird is peeping through! How sweet!

Yvette said...

Love it!!! Sooo cute.... Girly, you've been busy!!! :)

Andrea Walford said...

This card is lovely! Red flower is perfect!