Friday, May 27, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair

Hello Everyone!! It's Friday again and time for Unity Friends with Flair!!  Click on the link here to view everyone who is participating this week.  I look forward to Friday's FWF because there's always fabulous creations to inspire me.

I have a fast and easy card today.  It looks like a bit of effort but it's really simple.  Here's the card:

I stamped the bird image using the kissing method - first I inked up the bird image with Distress Ink Tea Dye and then inked the Giving It All Meaning text stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa and kissed the two images.  This allows the text image to transfer to the bird stamp.  Then I stamped the bird image on a piece of patterned paper.  To add a little interest, I embossed the paper using Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals, added some Distress Ink Antique Linen all over the paper without removing the Spellbinders die.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment at the bottom right corner.

Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope you will have lots of fun seeing what everyone is sharing!





Paper : BasicGrey Cappella, GKD PLC Ivory
Ink : Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Inks Tea Dye & Antique Linen
Other : Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals, twine & button

23 comments:

SeattleStamper said...

This is soft and beautiful! I love the embossed scallops around the image. Truly fabulous!

Angela Fehr said...

So pretty! Love the colours and it looks like the bird is heat embossed - I was surprised to hear it wasnt'!

Carol said...

Oh, so soft and pretty!

Carol B
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Houses Built of Cards said...

Sounds like a very interesting technique!!! I'm excited to go give it a try now! Thanks for sharing - beautiful card!!!

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Rona said...

beautiful effect!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Fabulous technique-keeping the die on, then inking with the Linen
....love all the different elements, textures, and techniques that you used, and kept them all on the one layer of white. The black matting makes that layer pop.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Sure doesn't look like a fast and easy card, well done.

sharon g said...

Thanks for the description. I'll have to try it...

dclouser said...

What a unique card! Thanks for giving the instructions, I'll be trying it!

jennifer mitten said...

This is so beautiful!

Toni K said...

This is beautiful!!! Love that stamp!

MaxineD said...

WOW - love the way you have used the die - that is stunning. Your card is really beautiful, Kary, thanks for sharing.
Blessings
Maxine

Sara Henton said...

WOW, I think this is just stunning!!

Kim Cook said...

Just beautiful!!!

Luv 2 Create said...

Kary,
This is stunning. Love this technique.
Hugs,
Marcie

Karen L said...

Great technique,es an embossed look! Haven't tried stamp kissing yet but will do give it a try now!

Christine Ang said...

The outcome of the card is truly classic and the method of doing the card is really foreign to me:(

Anne said...

Wow! Fantastic card! Thanks for your wonderful description of how you created it!

Jennifer Roach said...

LOVE this! The technique looks amazing with this stamp. I'll have to add that my mental bank :)

Karen L said...

Great technique,es an embossed look! Haven't tried stamp kissing yet but will do give it a try now!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is so beautiful! I love your scallops! :)

Jennine Chambers said...

love the embossing! Great card!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw!!! Really, really pretty!!! Love the colors together and the natural look that it has!!! Very nice, Kary!
Hugs, Wendy