Friday, 11 May 2012

A quickie

Here's a quick card for an old codger (like me :-).


I love this 7Gypsies stamp set and just fancied using ALL the stamps at once! The birdcage was partially embossed with some brown embossing powder after distressing in blue, then shaped and adhered to the card with Pinflair with the diecut bird underneath. One panel was stamped in archival cobalt over a light brown inked cardstock, and the other with sepia archival over a blue inked cardstock. The background is cut from a sheet of my precious Tim Holtz paper, and a length of blue organza ribbon tied around the card beneath the top panel. All the layers were matted with the same dark brown card.

7Gypsies stamp set "Conservatory"
Tim Holtz paper pad "Lost and Found"
Spellbinders die birdcage & bird
Distress Ink Pads: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Archival Ink Pads: Cobalt, Sepia
blue organza ribbon
cardstock: white 300gsm card blank, dark brown 200 gsm

Entered for the following challenges:
Stampin' for the weekend - layers challenge
Totally Papercrafts - No Pesky Girls Allowed


  1. A Very stunning card, the die cut birdcage is fantastic and the colours are wonderful. x

  2. Fabulous card, wonderful details.

  3. oh wow this is stunning Hun,all those wonderful stamps,you have used finished with that gorgeous bird cage,just one fantastic,piece of work Hun,love it hugs Cherylxxxx

  4. If this is a quick card would love to see one you have taken ages doing. This is a stunning card and love everything about it. Alison xxxx

  5. Another stunning card Maddy, great colour. Love Kathy xx

  6. Another stunning card Maddy, great colour. Love Kathy xx

  7. Hi ya
    a fabulous card,lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

  8. Fabulous card Maddy :-) great use of the stamps and the papers and die cut bird and cage are gorgeous ,,, very arty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  9. This is a fantastic creation! Thanks for sharing and thanks for entering our anniversary challenge at SFTW!!


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