Saturday, May 30, 2009

card patterns sketch #17 flips for vintage


No matter what I did I could not get a good picture today so the one side looks darker than it is.. sorry about that!!
I absolutely love this birdcage image from unity stamp co.!! It is my favorite from the may kit of the month and I wanted to use it for the card patterns sketch but it didn't look right the original way that the sketch was..... so I flipped it. This is actually the first time I flipped a sketch and I am lovin' this new possibility!! I had a scrap of paper on my table and one thing led to another... and my card turned out totally different than I intended!! I ended up with a more vintage look than I was aiming for but I love the way it turned out.. After I stamped my main image with dark chocolate ink, I distressed the edge with my Heidi Swapp edge distresser. I stamped portions of text from the new papertrey ink text style in sweet blush over my image... it comes out light but gives it a little "something", I then took a copic marker that matched the sweet blush (R30) and hightlighted a few of the words. I aged the edge with the new chamomile ink from papertrey ink (the aged duo) and used my spica pen to highlight the birds (I love those birds... I WISH they would make a set with the birdcages and the bird separate so you can mix or match... I can always wish, right?) I layered it on a berry sorbet scrap and layered that on a vintage cream card that I ran thru my cuttlebug with the damask folder. I used an old my mind eye asparagas scrap and tied a vanilla taffeta ribbon around. On the end part I stamped the label image from the papertrey ink recipe box label set in dark chocolate and cut out, adhered it to the card with dimensionals and added a few berry sorbet buttons (my FAV!!) from papertrey ink. To top it off I took a couple of the maya road trinket pins and colored them with copic marker R22 to match the berry sorbet. Works like a charm!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

6 comments:

  1. I love this! The birdcages are awesome. Love the row of buttons with the label image. So pretty! :)

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  2. Gorgeous card, Lisa. The birdcage stamp is lovely, and you have chosen some beautiful papers and embellishment to go along with it. I really like that you flipped the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us again, Lisa.

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  3. Lisa this is gorgeous! I am in love with that stamp- one of my favs from this past kit. Love the little pins tucked in the ribbon. So glad you could join us again on CP.

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  4. oooh.....great use of that bird cage stamp!!

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  5. wow, gorgeous card.......yeah the bird cage stamp is very cute. love how you have used the buttons

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  6. so much love on this card! the embossed background is so cute and yeah, that's one of my fave stamp too!

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