Monday, March 29, 2010

ruffled BIRDCAGE

Hey there and Happy Monday to you!  Today, I'm sharing another card I made using the Happy Moments set.  This time, it's the little birdcage I'm showcasing.  I tried my hand at ruffles, even.  I thought it was a fun little element to add to the card. What do you think?  Here's another look at the card, a little bit closer:
I went with a neutral and natural color scheme, and I think I'm liking the muted effect.  It's got a rustic feel to it, don't you think? The colors I used are Kraft, Old Olive, Whisper White, and a touch of Bashful Blue.  I created the clouds by sponging the bashful blue randomly around a scallop circle punch that I used as a stencil.  Then, the branch from the Extra large 2 step bird came in handy to "hang" my birdcage from.  I was not sure where to put the I finally decided to use the Medium Jewelry Tag punch to add a "4 You" - love how little the tag is!  So sweet.  Here's the recipe for you:
{ruffled Birdcage 4 You}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Set: Happy Moments, Tiny Tags

*Cardstock: Kraft, Sweet Pea DSP, and Whisper White
*Ink: Bashful Blue, Soft Suede
*Accessories: Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Old Olive satin ribbon, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, Sherbet buttons,  Extra Large 2 Step Bird punch, Linen thread
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Thanks for coming by!


LeAnne said...

This is lovely! What a great idea (and I like your "background" for your photo, too!)!

stampmiser said...

Very gorgeous birdcage card! I like all of the details.

Shauna said...

Cute! I really like your little ruffle, and the flower buttons.

Anonymous said...

Great card!
Love the buttons and the ruffle!

Helen F. said...

Love your birdcage card~it is so adorable hanging on the tree branch with twine and your ruffle is perfect!

Valerie M said...

Given we have pet birds, I love the birdcage stamp, but I also ADORE the ruffle you placed on the card!

Betty said...

love the ruffles! and the touch of bashful blue too!