Monday, October 11, 2010

Bird Cage Cards

Hi Everyone,
I am back to my bird theme today. I made a bunch of Bird cage cards over the weekend. One set is in peach and mustard. The second set is in reds. The red cards are RAK cards. The peach cards will also be sent out to friends. Take a look at the Peachy cards:

Stamps: The bird cage- Inkadinkado; Flower-SU; Friend - My Sentiments Exactly
DP: TPC and K and Company
CS: Bazzill

The embellish is hand made with a metal tag and punched circles. I tried to make a faux gold leaf effect by stamping with pigment ink and brushing on Perfect Pearls. You can see this in the photo below.

Challenges for Peach Bird Cage:

Sentemental Sundays: Add a Tag

Craftalicious Challenges: Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday: Make your own Embellishment- tag

Incy Wincy Designs: Faux Anything - Faux Gold Leaf

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Use Metal-Tag with metal rim.

The Crafty Pad: Friends

Totally Gorjuss: Not a Square - I used rectangles and circles

Totally Papercrafts: Buttons and bows

Stamptacular Sunday: buttons, flower, word friends or friendship

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Distressing

If the Shoe Fits Scrap It: Distressing

Flourishes: ink and edge distressing

And here is a second card:

Here are the red versions:

Well, there are lots of photos, but isn't fun to see how many different cards you can make with the same stamp? Have a good day.



  1. It would be difficult to pick a favourite Karen, you certainly showed us a few possibilities with this gorgeous stamp!

  2. love the red one. really cool, birdcage is really awesome.

  3. Hi! Karen, very sweet card. Lovely bird image. Gorgeous layering and very nice distressing.
    Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular BFF challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

  4. I love your card! I adore birds, so this is right up my alley! How nice that you have property up by Tahquamenon Falls. We didn't get there this year, but we did visit 3 years ago. I really love the UP, and miss it already!!

  5. Nice touch with the faux gold Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

  6. wow just look at all that fabulous tearing and distressing it really works so well on these lovely cards
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Beautiful distressing and background papers,I love how you have torn and inked the edges, they are both very stunning cards, thanks for joining us at SC: 104 Distressing challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

  8. Beautiful cards, love the image and super papers. Thanks for joining in at The Craft Pad Challenge.

    Pat xx

  9. beautiful! both of them! great job distressing ;) Thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!!!

  10. Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  11. Love the soft subtle look of this gorgeous vintage shabby card! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

  12. Wow!! These are really pretty!! I like that you paired the bird cage with the "friends" sentiment too :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  13. Gorgeous cards! I love the images.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)

    Hugs, Vanja

  14. Lovely card! I love the distressing.

    Thank you for joining the “Tag, You’re It!” challenge at Sentimental Sundays. I hope you will join in our new challenge next week.


  15. Oooh just gorgeous - both of them, very delicate looking. :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)
    xDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

  16. Lovely cards! I really like this image! Great colors and beautiful papers!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our BFF challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  17. Smashing little set, gorgeous colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Mel X

  18. What a fabulous image. I just love the birdcage and love how you used the paper tearing technique. Such a perfect card for our BFF Challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  19. Karen, both cards are beautiful!!! The distressing looks perfect...thank you for joining us at the FTTC!!! Hugs ~S~


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