Saturday, 26 May 2012

Dynamic Duos #4 - Vintage Bird

Hi there,
This week's challenge at Dynamic Duos is to use a Monochromatic palette of Bashful Blue and Marina Mist with Neutrals. I used my new Elegant Bird Die and "Adorning Accents" Edgelits to make a Vintage card.   Before I embossed the background I inked up the embossing folder, I love how it turned out, really looks like wallpaper.  I punched out the Blossom shapes from some Crinoline for the flower and coloured them with Bashful Blue and Marina Mist re-inkers.  When the pieces were dry I scrunched them up and formed my flower, another first using the Crinoline and I love it. The Ribbon Seam Binding was sprayed with water and scrunched up into a ball and put in a plastic bag for a while and then unravelled and air dried, worked really well.  I did lots of sponging with Crumb Cake ink and finished my card with some pearls.

Stamps: S/U's Under the Big Top
Card and Papers:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Beau Chateau DSP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake,
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Crinoline Fabric, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Very Vanilla Ribbon Seam Binding,
Tools: Big Shot, Provo Craft Jamara EB Folder, Sizzix Polka Dot EB Folder, Sponges, Sizzix Edgelits "Adorning Accents", Sizzix Elegant Bird Die, Blossom Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sizzix Sizzlits Lots of Tags Label, Bow Easy, Water Mister, Fiskars Trimmer and Embossing Tool, Mini Glue Dots, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks' for visiting today.  Happy Stamping!
Cat's Ink Siggy


  1. Your card is simply divine! This is the best use of that bird die that I have seen and your tip on how to make the gorgeous flower is very much appreciated.

  2. Lovely card and your embossing is fabulous.

  3. Love the embossing! So stunning Sue!

  4. Love how you've dressed up this glorious bird Susan and the pretty pearl accents!

  5. I love the Vintage look Susan. Great card and very inspirational.

  6. Absolutely stunning! Wonderful inspiration for this week's challenge - Thank you!

  7. Delightful Sue, this would have to be one of the most elegant uses of that die that l have seen.

  8. Wow - this is really amazing. I think your flower is extra special, although that bird is pretty fantastic as well. Nicely done!
    Cheers, Karen

  9. Sue, this is so pretty! I love the soft detail on the die-cut bird and that frilly flower is fantastic! The scrunchy seam binding is the perfect touch! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)

  10. There's such a lovely dreamy quality to this card Susan, I love it! The bird die looks wonderful in that paper against the embossed background.


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