Thursday, January 1, 2009

It's That Other Season.....Right?

1. The image, Victorian Bird, by Impression-Obsession, was stamped with a Color Box Black pigment ink pad and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
Tip for new stampers - The reason I used Clear EP instead of Black is because when embossing with colored embossing powders there is more chance of pieces of the powder flying and attaching to other pieces of the cardstock leaving specks. It is advised you use an Embossing Buddy or baby or talc powder, before stamping and using the colored embossing powder, so it doesn't attach. It has not worked real well for me, so when I can I use Clear EP with colored pigment inks. When I can't I use a fine art brush to brush away any specks of colored EP.
2. The image was painted with Twinkling H2O's and a Duncan Black Glitter writer was used for the legs and beak. I couldn't find any Duncan writer's online that were black. A little Glossy Accents was added to the eye. Mark Richards Crystal Stickers 2mm Black Onyx Rhinestones were added to the wings as shown. If you click on the image they are easier to see.
3. A Royal 3/8" Soft Grip SG 730 was used for the grass.
4. The scalloped edge was added by laying a piece of cardstock punched with Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Edge down the side and then using a paper piercer in the upper holes.

5. Stampin' Up Green Galore cardstock was used as a matte behind the bird. Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Edge Border Punch was used first. I eyed the center here and also with the white CS below. Then after they were punched I lined them up as shown.
6. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock was embossed with Cuttlebug Textile Textures embossing folder.

The cardstock was placed in the folder so just the edge touched the edge of the embossed area on the left when in the folder, leaving more area that wasn't embossed to the right. Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Edge border punch was used on the edge that wasn't embossed.
7. The last matte is again the Stampin' Up Green Galore.
8. All of the holes in the lace areas were filled with with the Duncan Black Glitter Writer and allowed to dry.

9. The left hand corners of the layers, with the exception of the bottom one, were punched with Stampin' Up's Ticket Corner Punch.
10. Black Onyx 4mm rhinestones were added with glue to each left corner. The right side looked empty so:
11. May Arts layered Ribbon was added down the middle on the right side. Now the left upper corner looked empty so:
12. May Arts layered ribbon was added there. That still looked kind of stark so:
13. The May Arts Dotted Swiss was folded in 2 pieces to a heart shape and an EK Success Black Onyx Precious Finds Adhesive Gem was placed in the middle. I couldn't find any Black online for a referral.
14. It still looked kind of empty so the words 'For You' by Paper Salon were added with StazOn Jet Black ink.

And that's all there was to it~~~ LOLOLOL.

I need to take a moment to thank you all for your online friendship, comments, and art. It is an honor to talk and share with all of you. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas season and wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year. Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.





retiredheather said...

What a lovely card Shriley. Love the colors. The directions you included are fantastic. Thanks so much for the info.
Happy New Year

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Shirley.
I just love the way you colored it and the pink and green are gorgeous together.

Karen x

Suzanne C said...

Wowser! that is some dolled up flamingo. hee hee! Love all that you put into this card. The lacy edges add a wonderful effect.

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Etha said...

oh wow, I totally love your "grass" on this one and the corner treatments, too neat!! great pink :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun, makes me smile my friend. Happy New Year.

Max said...

That is one fancy flamingo Shirley ... with such lovely colours I just wonder ... has Spring sprung already???


Norine said...

another pretty card

Stamping Cafe said...

What a fabulous card, love it!

Lee said...

Ohhhh this is just soooo delicate and dainty!! I love the lacey look and the fun colors!

Anonymous said...

coooool card Shirley. Love that ostrich!!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! The colors and details on this card are just fabulous! Happy New Year to you!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Fabulous Instructions, and such a cute bird. Love all the details. Happy New Years to you. chris

Orion Designs said...

You're amazing at applying lots of details to your cards. The results are always perfect.

Maria Matter said...

Shirley, this is just fabulous! Such a delightful image and I love all you did to it! Nice explanation are a very thoughtful lady!
Praying 2009 is an awesome year for you!
Blessings, Maria

Atty said...

Wow you sure wouldn't miss that bird.. LOL Cute card, nice to see a different choice of colors.

Phree said...

Wow Shirley, another amazing creation, the photo really pops off the page with those bold colours.

Wishing you a very happy, healthy and creative 2009.
Regards Phree

Tasha said...

Shirley what a beautiful card and the colours are fabulous too
love tasha xx

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Shirley, what a beautiful card! I am Just Inlove with it!
Have a briliant 2009!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Shirley! And what a great tip on the black embossing powder! I've been stamping for years and have issues with black/coloured ep....this just makes my day! Happy New Year Shirley!

Unknown said...

This card is totally awesome! As usual, your eye for detail is impeccable. I often find myself wondering how long it takes you to make your beauties, LOL!

Stamp and Smile said...

You have been busy! I so enjoy your card and the details at hand... The MS punches and emossing is FABULOUS!!! The colors just rock... Smiles! :)

Elena said...

This card is fabulous! I love the embossing! Colors are so beautiful! Thank you for the tip Shirley!
Happy New Year to You!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Shirley - so full of colour and detail!

I also wanted to wish you a Happy New Year too - may it be full of much happiness, fond memories and plenty of creativity too!

Jessy said...

your cards are always so delicate, yet detailed. love that. This one has beautiful colors and magnificent details. wow. hope you had a lovely holiday!! :)

Lyn S said...

Lovely card Shirley! The colours are gorgeous and the bird stamp is fantastic!

Happy New Year to you!!

Rina said...

Beautiful, beautiful color combo Shirley. I love how you are ALWAYS so specific with your details.

Lisa Foster said...

This is so awesome! Great directions too! I hadn't thought of using clear embossing powder instead of black...what a great idea! I hate those pesky flecks and the eb buddy doesn't always prevent them! Have a great Sunday!

fishlips said...

This is such a darling image Shirley...Love all the bold colors and your tips are just fantastic, Thanks-you!!!!

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Shirley, love the image and the colours are beautiful.
All best wishes for 2009! Debbie x

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, this is wonderful. Love the image and the way you coloured it, just fab!
Hope 2009 will be a good one.

Anonymous said...

Awesome card! It immediately made me smile!

Wishing you a glorious 2009!

Jami said...

That is one cool bird - and so pretty in pink! Love how you did the grass too.
Happy New Year!
hugs, Jami

Cheryl said...

So very cool!

Teresa said...

I really LOVE the dramatic colors on this card!

Annie said...

Wow this is just amazing - so detailed and so different.
I love it.

Ann xxx

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