Friday, 3 February 2012

Vintage bird sketch...


I'm loving playing with the Sale-a-Bration papers at the moment - they are so pretty and I love the shabby distressed effect on the edges of them. When I saw the sketch over at the Paper Players this week I thought it would be perfect for one of the SAB stamp sets called Elementary Elegance...

I took out the 2-step bird punch that I haven't used in ages and punched the bird out with Calypso Coral and the wing in Poppy Parade then stamped both with a motif from Fresh Vintage. The frame behind the bird was stamped in versamark and clear embossed, then sponged with Crumb Cake ink to make the frame pop out a bit. The sentiment was stamped with Soft Suede and punched out with the decorative label punch and added a little bird (from Elementary Elegance) in Crumb Cake ink. I finished things off with a baja breeze bow, pearls and a touch of lace.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Elementary Elegance, Fresh Vintage
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Paper: Everyday Enchantment dsp, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon, pearls, clear EP, lace trim, decorative label punch, bird punch

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. Wow, Amy! I love the vintage feel to this card! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. So very pretty....I want to do that technique with the frame image, it looks fabulous! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  3. Absolutely adore this Amy! The frame is gorgeous embossed and sponged, so soft and pretty. Love your stamping on the bird and the extra touch on the sentiment tag is spectacular! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. Beautiful card, I love the embossing and the bird punch.

  5. Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the sponging around the frame and the mix of colors is just fabulous. All around wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)