Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bird Cages with Petal Background

Hi Dreamers,
Hope your weekend is going great!  Having a great time here making lots of projects and playing with my new Distress Markers from Blockheads Paper Arts.    For today's card, I used some stamps from Impression Obsession:  Birds in Cages  (H10018) , Petals Cover-a-Card (CC022C-A-C), Sentiment from Life is Tweet (CL256).

I started with white CS and stamped the Petal Cover-a-Card with Blue Violet Archival ink (Ranger) ---Stamp off once!!   I liked the softer shade I got on the second generation stamping.   I used a heat gun to dry the ink.  Then I stamped the birds in cages with Cobalt Archival ink.  Dry before coloring.  The image is colored with Distress Markers.  The stamped piece is layered onto a card base made from Pacific Point CS (Stampin' Up).

Some fun Challenges for my Blue Bird Cages:
Impression Obsession: Fly Away
Sentimental Sundays; things with wings
Crafting when we can: Monochromatic
Sweet Stampin: monochromatic
Crafty Catz: monochromatic

I have lots of things to show you this week...Some Artistic Outpost /Distress Marker projects; a few masculine Birthday cards and who knows what else!!  Stay tuned!!  Have a lovely day, my friends.  Love ya.


  1. Hi Karen, This is a brilliant card l so like it:)x

  2. Wow, Karen, how cool is that!!! I love what you did with the backgound and the birds. That CAC is perfect it looks like feathers on the birds too! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too, lady!!!

  3. Cute card! Works wonderfully with our challenge!

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

    Sandy S
    SS DT

  4. lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  5. Pretty card.

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  6. great card, love the birdcages! thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz.
    Kim x

  7. Delightful card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbiex

  8. great card, love your cages with birds, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting When We can, hugs, martina

  9. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  10. Very cute, love the images! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!


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