Thursday, April 4, 2013

Certainly Bashful Mist-PPA156

Can't believe how time has flown this past week! I have been working in my garden--see how well this card fits into that train of thought? My bird on the wire is not unlike a lot of the critters I encounter while gardening. I'll show you another critter I found just yesterday at the end of my post!

Welcome to the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge! 

I began my card with a piece of Whisper White card stock. All images come from Payapa Collage. I decorated the right edge by dipping the leaves into Certainly Celery ink. I aged my card edges using a sponge dauber touched onto a Soft Suede ink pad.

Next, I stamped the bird image onto Certainly Celery card stock using Early Espresso ink. I ran that piece through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. I gave my bird a wire to stand on by wrapping a piece of Linen Thread around my card stock and tying a bow.

I adhered the bird panel to a slightly larger piece of Marina Mist card stock. I aged the edges again using Soft Suede. After adhering the entire panel onto the card base, I used my Color Spritzer tool and Early Espresso marker to sprinkle onto the entire card.

I stamped the circular image onto a piece of Canvas Creations using Marina Mist ink. I ran that piece through the Big Shot using the Finishing Touches Edgelits for my pinked vertical edges. In the center, I stamped "love" in Certainly Celery from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set. I embellished using Basic Pearls and adhered the canvas using Stampin' Dimensionals. I love how the canvas takes the ink! The canvas is very soft and pliable, not stiff like a lot of canvas material out there. It comes in one 12 x 12" sheet for 3.95 (129375)

I hope you enjoyed my card and that you are inspired to create one yourself using the Pals Paper Arts colors! Upload it to our blog and you will be playing along!

Here is the photo I promised you. I found this handsome guy in the jasmine bushes.

Bird on the Wire Card Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery
Big Shot: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Tools: Color Spritzer Tool
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Linen Thread

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Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! Love the spring garden look!

Dawn Tidd said...

I love how you used Papaya Collage, Patti! That bird look great embossed right into the Certainly Celery. I just got the canvas so now I'm anxious to try it out!

Mike Funke said...

Square lattice is one of my favorite embossing folders, and I love the look of tapestry this card has!

Mary Fish said...

so elegant. reminds me of fine stationery. yummy texture layered over the bird.

Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful card, Patti! I love this stamp set and I really like how you stamped the bird then added texture to the panel. Looks really nice!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Patti! It's right up my alley with its distressing and pearls. Plus, your little winged gardening friend is awesome!