Friday, October 23, 2009

To Thine Own Self Be Kind.

So I challenged myself to use the Stampin' Up! set 'Bird on a Branch' (pg. 105) with the color combination of: Real Red, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White ~ here's what I came up with! I first punched the bottom of the card base with the Eyelet Border punch, and then layered a piece of Whisper White cardstock behind it. Then added a row of red and blue buttons! Basic Gray worked wonderfully as the color choice for the branch since it coordinated with the other two colors! I stamped the branch first in Basic Gray Classic Ink, then the blossoms in Real Red Classic Ink. Tip: My Stamp-a-ma-jig was a great tool for lining up the branch with the blossoms on top! I stamped the sentiment from the Botanical Blooms SAB set in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the Curly Label punch. Then I cut the punched out piece in half, adhered it off to the side the card base, and added a clip with ribbon! Onto my birdie...I used the Birds & Branches die-cut to for the bird and adhered him with Stampin' Dimensionals! The finishing touches were to pierce a corner border in the top right-hand corner with my Paper-Piercing tool and then to ink all the edges with Bashful Blue ink! Viola!

Stamps: Bird on a Branch (113266), Botanical Blooms (SAB ~ 2009)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Real Red (103133), Bashful Blue (105209)
Cardstock: Soft Subtles Textured Assortment (108695), Whisper White (100730), Neutrals Textured Assortment (108693)
Accessories: Clips Assortment (112580), Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109034), Playground Designer Buttons (116313), Sherbet Designer Buttons (116312)
Punches: Curly Label (112208), Eyelet Border (113692)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Birds & Branches (114529), Paper-Piercing (116631), Mat Pak (105826), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
Essentials: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683) ~ to adhere the buttons!
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

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1 comment:

  1. Oh man, I love buttons. Anything with buttons is so adorable, especially cards!


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