Friday, April 18, 2014

Caged Bird

I got this bird and cage die on clearance -- after everyone else was tired of it, probably. This is the first time I've used it on a card and I sort of went all Tim Holtzy, with lots of ink applied DTP and layers of stamping. (Well, OK, Tim would have lots more color and lots more stuff on it....)

For the background, I stamped text in Versamark and applied clear EP on it. (My clear EP is getting a little dirty and probably needs to be replaced....) The edges of that panel are sponged in Creamy Caramel.  The cage and bird were die-cut with cream paper. I applied some copper-colored ink directly on the cage, and added a brown ribbon on top. For the bird, I stamped a music score stamp in Creamy Caramel and a darker sepia and applied the sepia ink around the edges. I also stamped the two layers of white flowers with the musical score.

The card is for the following challenges:

Really Reasonable Ribbon #93, Monochromatic with Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons #85, anything goes with Ribbon
Feeling Sketchy #87, sketch
Simon Says Monday Challenge, Winged Things
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Animal Antics
Sister Act card challenge #53, Anything goes.


  1. I love your take on our sketch using that birdie & cage is just fabulous! Love the softness of this card.
    Thank you for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy.
    Debi - DT Co-ordinator @ FS

  2. Love the vintage look you gave this card with the colors and the distressing. Your rescue of the birdcage was a good call! Glad you shared it with us at the Sister Act Blog. Hugs, Cathyxx

  3. Bird and cage are really great for a card like this; happy you got it at a good price. Thanks for participating with Crafty Ribbons in this weeks challenge and good luck.

    La Vikinga, DT Crafty Ribbons

  4. Beautiful card! Pretty soft colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  5. I had to chuckle that you say it is just like Tim, except for he'd have more color. He does do that ultra pale from time to time throwing us for a loop. Great card!

  6. Beautiful card, love the bird and cage!! Love the soft muted color palette you used!! Great job on the sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Feeling Sketchy blog!! :)

  7. Gorgeous card Sandy, so soft and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Great card thanks for joining ~ Michelle FS DT

  9. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  10. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy


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