Monday, March 7, 2011

Things With Wings

This card was inspired by a sketch at Sweet Stamps Blog.  I needed a card design for my stamp club meeting tomorrow night for a “shoe box” project.  I had played with several ideas and then saw this sketch and decided to build from there.  I started with a yellow card base and added a layer of orange.  The three rectangles are a combination of purple cardstock and a lovely yellow floral cardstock from Basic Grey.  I layered them onto the card and added a strip along the bottom using the same yellow cardstock from the base card layered on the purple.  For the image I used a hummingbird from InkaDinkaDo and stamped it in purple on a white circle.  I sponged yellow around the edges and layered it on a purple lacy scalloped circle cut with a die I purchased recently at the convention from Sweet Stamps It is called 020 Flower Multi Frame from Nellie Snellen.
I added purple flowers and leaves that I punched out with a Martha Stewart punch.  To give the card a little bling, I added purple glitter to the flowers (G1093 Purple Dust semi-transparent glitter) from Sparkle N Sprinkle and some dew drops that I made using alcohol ink.

This is a second version I made using a green cardstock base and green floral paper.

This card was entered in the following challenges:


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Ohh this a a gorgeous card and what a wonderful image thank you for joining us at Sweet stamps good luck in the draw

Crafty Momma said...

OH I love this card!! Super beautiful!! Love that humming bird! wow!!

Sandy Hulsart said...

We are so happy you found out sketch and what a lovely card you have made from it. Beautiful choice of papers and flowers. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps.

Donna said...

This stamp almost made it to my stamp room Saturday! But I used will power, LOL. It's beautiful, and so is your card, Marie!

Stacey Richardson, said...

This is beautiful, very eye-catching colors! Thanks for joining the challenge at and good luck!

Helen said...

Beautiful cards - that image is unusual but very striking. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen x

Georgina said...

Lovely card. Great colour combination and a beauitful image.

Thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge.