Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Birthday Birdie (FMS63)

Today's card is for the Freshly Made Sketch challenge. 
This sketch uses banners, which are very popular these days.  It also allows for creativity by offering the use of any shape for the main image.
This card uses the Labels Framelits for the main image shape and one of my favorite stamp sets.  If you are a return visitor to this site, then you know that I like to make my own designer paper.  I used the stamp in a repeating pattern for the background.
The main bird cage and sentiment were heat embossed with black embossing powder to add some texture.  Also, with the cage embossed, the ink for the bird does not stick and gives the impression that the bird is "inside" the cage.
I altered the sketch by placing one banner behind the image and one on top.  Banners are a perfect place for a sentiment.  A perfect Fall-inspired birthday card.

Papers: Very Vanilla (#101650), More Mustard (#100946), Tangerine Tango (#111349), Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP (#126906)
Inks: Tangerine Tango (#126946), More Mustard (#126964), VersaMark (#102283)
Stamps: Aviary (#116956), Apothecary Art (#125525)
Other Supplies: Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109133), Paper Snips (#103579), Big Shot (#113439), Square Lattice Folder (#119976), Labels Framelits (#125598)

Aviary (#116956)
Labels Framelits (#125598)
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  1. Oh so cute! Love the bird cage - and the background stamping! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Aviary is my favorite stamp set. TFL!

  2. Lovely card Crystal! I love the birdies! Great colour choices! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

    1. I pulled the colors from the DSP. TFL!