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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.


Sasha said...

It looks like you've been spammed, Kathi. They have been a nuisance recently.
Your card is gorgeous! I love your image and such pretty flower sprays x

Myrna said...

This is gorgeous. I love sparkly and lacey.

Marisa Job said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the pearl border!!

Audrey Ann said...

Wow - this is gorgeous! I love all the pearls and flowers. Thanks for playing along in the ODBD Challenge!

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous, Kathleen! That pearl border and the sparkle...SWOON! Beautiful image and floral accents, too...Thanks so much for your continued support of the ODBD Challenge!

Olga said...

absolutley breathtaking!!! Love all the details!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just beautiful. I love how you applied the pearls around the square-nice touch that gives it extra pizazz and elegance. Gorgeous.
Bear Hugs,

JD said...

So Pretty! Lots of neat details....

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love how you used a christmas stamp but turned it into a regular card, love the pearl border and lovely flowers!

Janie Printz said...

Love it !!! Wow this is gorgeous with all the pearls & wonderful colors.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Kathi!! I just love your coloring and the addition of the pearls!! Pure elegance!! Gorgeous layout!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!