Thursday, March 27, 2008

Vintage birds

It's been three weeks since we went up to visit my son and daughter-in-law at college. We saw the last regular season basketball game during the day and my daughter-in-law and I crafted that evening.

The background panel was my handiwork that evening; Clear embossed on glossy cardstock, then rubbed Adirondack Paint Dabber all over, with the embossing resisting the paint. Emilie did the same, but used a different paint color (cranberry) instead of Pebble, which I used. I've had the panel since then and have been trying to figger out what I wanted to do with it.

I had gotten the rub-ons (Me & My Big Ideas) awhile ago; the vintage rubber stamp is new. I needed it: 1) I had a Michaels coupon (gotta use those things!!!), 2) on my birthday card from the kids it said, "You're not old, they call it vintage".

So, I had the panel embellished to that point; I mounted the panel to black, giving it a grey tone. (Interestingly, when I used forest green, the Pebble color looked sage-y.) But I still wasn't sure how I wanted to finish the card.

Then another new purchase came into play. Got Birds Galore at Joann Fabrics and knew that I wanted to play with one or more of the bird stamps in that set. So we added a birdy. (Probably should have mounted my main panel on forest green, since the bird was stamped in sage!!)

Materials: grey and black cardstock (unknown source; stash); glossy cardstock (Michaels); stamps: Italian poetry (Hero Arts), vintage (Hampton Art Stamps), bird (Inkadinkado); sage ink (Tsukineko); clear embossing powder (Stampendous); Distress clear embossing ink, Paint Dabber (pebble), Stickles (green) (Ranger); adhesives: pop dots (All Night Media), mounting tape (Pioneer).

Thanks as always for looking.


Wanda H said...

I think it's beautiful the way it is!!! Gorgeous card!!

Allison said...

This is lovely...that bird is a great focal!