Sunday, May 31, 2009

My third sample of "Pretty Perches" was inspired by bluebirds. Even though the little birdhouse in the stamp set is a typical wren house shape, I couldn't get bluebirds off my mind. So, blue, the color scheme was! I began this card stamping a "bird background" on the bottom, but by the time that I added my layers (the Cuttlebugged "Dotted Swiss" upper panel, and the Martha Stewart border punched blue trim on the left, the "bird background" became obscure. Sigh! This was supposed to satisfy the CDS Design Team "No Designer Paper" Challenge -- so I continued on with the making of this card, but not really crazy about it, but decided to finish it. I guess, we all have those kind of cards, don't we? LOL But, I still love the "Pretty Perches" stamp set! Just not crazy about this card. Don't forget! "Pretty Perches" releases June 1st at

Stamp Sets Used: CDS "Pretty Perches"
Cardstock & Papers: Color Mates Deep Belgium Blue Cardstock, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Summer Sky Inks, Stampin' Up! Pacific Point & Mellow Moss Inks, Adirondack Expresso Ink
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Regular & Scalloped Octagonal Dies, Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Dot Eyelet Border Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Nestabilities Tags Trio Die, Cloud Template, Marvy Corner Notch Punch, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch Kit, Sponge, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Zots, Doodlebug Buttons, Gold Cording, Offray Satin Ribbon, Pebbles Grosgrain Ribbon
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Background Stamping, paper Piercing, Sponging, Masking, Dry Embossing, Machine Stitching, Ribbon Stacking


Cassie said...

Linda, I LOVE your Pretty Perches samples! Oh my goodness, you are talented. You chose such perfect colors, and your layouts are always so fantastic! You're amazing, girl ;D

The Stamper's Touch said...

Blue is my favorite color so of course I love this card!!!!! You have definitely convinced me that I need this set!!!! I'll be ordering it tonight!


Traci M said...

So pretty in blue, and I can still see your bird background! What a wonderful set, and you have outdone yourself with this card!

Candy F. said...

I love how you created the background paper using the birds -- it is perfect. You are so great with colors and layouts -- you always inspire me.