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!!


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

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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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