Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Birds on a Branch

I don't have much to talk about today so I'm just going to jump right into the project :)  Although I did order some supplies and fun stuff from SU yesterday and I'm so excited to get them (especially the shirt and wallet).  Can't wait for UPS to bring them.  Hopefully it will come before Friday, there's nothing worse than when your box arrives in your city on Friday but you can't have it until Monday-ugghhh!  But since we're not too far from SLC (where it ships from), it usually gets here in a day (after it ships).  So if it ships by Wednesday I should have it by Friday---Just don't ship on Thursday, then I won't get it until Monday :(  Ok, now that you know what I've been obsessing about today-lets get to that project! 

When I first saw this stamp set in the Mini Catalog I wasn't a huge fan.  I usually have to see many samples done with a stamp set before I really fall in love with it, as was the case with this one.  The more stuff I saw done with it, the more I LOVED it!  So I *had* to buy it :)  I love this card and there's so much going on with it, I'm not sure where to start.  The colors are great-Basic Black, Old Olive and Pear Pizazz!  After making this card I thought that the birds might have looked better if they were embossed in black-next time!
 I stamped the background in Old Olive and the birds on top in Basic Black.  It's pretty hard to see from the photo but I then I spritz it with my color spritzer in Daffodil Delight.  It just adds a subtle touch of color and looks great in person.  So pretty!
The ribbon (or seam binding) I just love on this card.  To get the frilled look, make sure the ends of your seam binding are frayed a little then pull one or two of the frayed threads and the seam binding will bunch up and it just looks awesome!  You'll probably have to use some glue dots or SNAIL to hold the ends in place.  Once they get bunched up they really have a mind of their own and don't like to stay put-but a handy dandy glue dot will fix that problem! 
So what do you think?  I just adore this card-hope you do too!

Stamp Set:  Clearly For You
Carstock:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Basic Black, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Marker
Accessories:  Modern Label Punch, Pear Pizazz Seam Binding, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!


lynn1946 said...

looks beautiful! I also need to see other cards using a stamp set before I buy it myself. Kind of sparks my own creativity I guess.

Joanna said...

LOVE this card, Ruth!!! I am obsessed with that ribbon technique. It's SOO fun!!! Great job! :)