Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Birds and Roses Card ODBDSLC137
I made this card for the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge ODBDSLC137 Something Old and Something New.
On my card, the new is my new Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, the largest roses, which I got in the bridal section of Michaels last week, and some of the Copics. All the rest is older.
This card was inspired by a card by Randi Thorsen. I have always planned on using strings of pearls to go around a card, but never did it until I saw her card today. I also liked the round stamp on her card, which is why I chose the Chickadee Ornament Set by ODBD. I also used the Stickles around the paper layers because I liked it on her card.
I didn't want it to look like a Christmas card, so I colored the Chickadees with yellow and brown, hoping they would look less like Christmas Chickadees, and more like warblers.
All the white paper is Core'dinations Pearl, the lighter green DP is from the Mariposa Stack by DCWV, and the darker green is from my stash. The die cuts are from Spellbinders, and both are layered dimensionally.
The fancy medallion was stenciled using Memento Bamboo Leaves, and the bird Medallion was outlined with Diamond Stickles. I also went around each layer of paper with the stickles.
The foliage is a combination of punches from Martha Stewart and McGill. The McGill ones are larger. The large roses were in the bridal section of Michaels, and the small ones are some I got locally a year or so ago.
The pearl strings were bought years ago when Wrights Factory Outlet was still in Sturbridge, Mass.