Jan 1, 2009

Woodgrain Birdhouse

Happy New Year!

Today's card is one of my favorites that I made with Rupa's Home Tweet Home stamp set. It was a quick one because of this beautiful Basic Grey Stella Ruby paper pack that I used to decorate the card front - it's so rich looking! I was also excited with how the bird house turned out - it looks like wood, doesn't it?

I stamped the birdhouse in Black Versafine ink and embossed with Detail Clear embossing powder on GinaK's 80lb. Pure Luxury cardstock - can you tell that's my go-to method of stamping lately? I LOVE this ink and how crisp and clean it always stamps my images. Then, I used a couple of brown Copic markers to color the birdhouse.

After I blended the browns, I took my Copic blender pen and by stroking a few lines here and there on the image, it erased enough of the color (remember, the Copic blender pen really acts as an eraser - or a bleach pen) to make it look like woodgrains.

For all the edges of the cardfront, I used Gina's new Tonic corner punch. I have the Stampin Up Ticket corner punch and love it, but I had to get Gina's punch too because it punches through thick cardstock so well and it's super easy to use. I was able to punch through both layers of the card at the same time with no problem. It also has this little pouch that holds the little punchouts - so no more little pieces of paper flying everywhere when I'm punching! It's those little things that can make us so happy, isn't it? lol!

Have a wonderful rest of your day - and I wish you and your loved ones many blessings for this upcoming year!



Alli Miles said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Melanie said...

really pretty, love the colors an that DP!

Lee said...

That's so gorgeous against the floral dp!!

Cat Tidwell said...

Beautiful card! I love that dp too!

Sankari W. said...

Beautiful card Jess - what a great set - love the sentiment and the birdhouse is jsut too cute! the DP and layout are beautiful!!


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