Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Betsy's Nest

This is a card we made at our June stampers club meeting.  When we made this card at club it actually ended up being a little more confusing than I was anticipating.  So, I thought I would show one quick intermediate step.  I started by stamping the bird and leaves on a Whisper White layer that was cut just smaller than the Gumball Green layer.  That way I didn't have to stamp directly on the card base or mask the edges.  After doing this stamping, I adhered this layer directly to the card base and then added everything else (except the nest) on top with dimensionals.  

So, on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock I stamped the nest (half of the largest flower), the two Summer Starfruit flowers, the bird wing, and the sentiment.  I cut out the sentiment using the Big Shot and a Bitty Banners Framelits die.  You can punch the nest out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and the flowers with the 1/2" circle punch and the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  The 'frame' was cut from Gumball Green card stock using the Apothecary Accents Framelits die. 

I'm pretty sure I saw the idea to make the flower into a nest over on Lyssa's Song of My Heart Stampers blog. . . although now I can't seem to find her card that inspired me!  Anyway, head on over anyway as Lyssa is not only a talented stamper, but a sweet person as well.  :-) 

And a view from the side so you can more easily see the effect created by popping some of the parts up with dimensionals:  

Stamps:  Betsy's Blossoms, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede
Paper:  Gumball Green, Whisper White
Accessories:  Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, pearls, Apothecary Accents Framelits Die, Bitty Banners Framelits die, Big Shot, 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, dimensionals


Amanda Mertz said...

Fantastic idea to use the large flower as nest! Great card! TFS!

Plastic Cards Printing said...

This is looking so nice. So beautiful design with so nice color. I really appreciate this.

Stephen Jhon said...

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