Thursday, May 10, 2012

Life card

Here’s a card I made with some scraps from yesterday's minialbum. It is for Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge to use a favorite stamp (again the Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz woodgrain stamp).

I had first planned to use this bird on yesterday's album cover, but it looked too big there, so I decided to use it on a card instead. The background is manila cardstock, coloured with Distress Stain (Antique Linen and Pumice Stone) and then stamped with the woodgrain stamp using Pumice Stone ink. The hearts, lace and branches were die cut from kraft core cardstock, sanded and then coated with Distress Stickles Rock Candy. For the cardbase I used another piece of kraft core and embossed and sanded it.

The bird was die cut from grungeboard and painted with paint dabbers (Aqua, Pool, Malted Milk and brown). Then it was coated with Crackle Accents. I added the eye with a permanent pen before coating with the crackle accents.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of mica and tore around it. I love mica, especially this one, which is a bit darker and has more irregularities than most mica.

Thank you for looking!!

Supplies: Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps: Wallpaper and Wood, Attic Treasures; Sizzix: Caged Bird Bigz, Vintage Lace Sizzlits, Hearts Set Movers & Shapers, Autumn Gatherings Sizzlits, Honeycomb texture fade; Distress Stain: Antique Linen, Pumice Stone; Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap; Distress Stickles Rock Candy; Ranger Crackle Accents; Core’dinations Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock; grungeboard; cheesecloth; mini stapler; US ArtQuest mica.


  1. Hej!
    Jätte fin fågel!! kram mamma

  2. Wonderful card! I love the sweet little bird. Great job!

  3. I just love this card. The bird is gorgeous and the wood grain looks good. Fabulous embossing folder too.


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