Monday, 10 May 2010

Bird Card

Good afternoon.

I hope you've all enjoyed your weekend.

I can't get enough of Inkadinkado clear stamp sets. I love them! For this card I have used "Birds Galore" and "Garden Flower"

The bird in the main image has been stamped with black ink and heat embossed with holographic embossing powder. As usual, the sparkle doesn't show in the picture. I always find this such a shame as I love a bit of sparkle on my cards!

I have used Tim Holtz distress inks "Bundled Sage" and "Tumbled Glass" to add the colour.

The border at the top of the card and the Happy Birthday sentiment have been stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed using detail white embossing powder.

I'm really pleased with how this card has turned out and I hope the recipient likes it to.

I am entering it into the following:-

Stamp Something Challenge - "Birthday Somethings"
Stampin' for the Weekend - "Card for a Male"
Cute Card Thursday - "Boyz to Men!"

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Hugs, Clare xx


Juls said...

this is so elegant! I love it! Hugs Juls

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Clare
perfectly stunning card.
Christine x

kathleen said...

Beautiful card Clare.

kathleen x

brenda said...

Hi Clare

So the new goodies arrived and can see you have put those TH inks to great use already.

I'm with you on the Inkadinkado stamps, not sure if it's the same set I had last Autumn, but they are ones I return to time and again.

B x

Anonymous said...

So what you think of the Tumbled Glass then Clare...I just adore it...

Your card is stunning, so elegant, you should be proud of this one, it's a real beauty!!!

ps...I have been after a bird cage stamp for ages...not really seen any I am to keen on as yet, oh and that's a great idea with your DT banner, adding the theme, clever!!!

Annie said...

a striking card and a stunning image. thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Clare,what a beautiful card,i love your image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Suzie Q said...

Hi clare,
very smart indeedx
Suzie qx

pinky said...

Stunning card Clare, its a gorgeous stamp but I wouldn't know where to start with it. Great job.

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Clare. Really elegant, I love the black and white with a touch of colour. I've also had a look at the other lovely cards I've missed over the last few days. I really need more time lol!

Kat xx

Sally H said...

Wow! I love your background and those stamps are beautiful. I didn't buy them because I already had lots of bird stamps, but I keep looking at them longingly!

Lynne K said...

Love this card - very classy and elegant. I love Inkadinkado clear stamps too, but haven't got this one. Having seen what you've done with it here, it's now on my wish list.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Clare, its so elegant.

Anonymous said...

Very classy, Clare! Beautiful card. Love LizCx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare, love your card simple mono one but really stunning with those mounts they do stand out as does the sentiment. I dont know if you are aware but youve won this fortnights Cards for Men Challenge, you will need to pop over there to see how to go about claiming it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Mandy said...

Hi Clare,
Wow this is beautiful...I love the image and the background..Gorgeous colour combo...
Mandy xx

Danielle said...

Wow Clare, this is a super elegant card! Just stunning work - the inks you used for the background are gorgeous!
Hugs, Danielle

Irene said...

Hello Clare

This is just beautiful and stunning, oh it's gorgeous - I LOVE everything about your card.


Eiglas said...

What a beautiful, understated card Clare! Love the 'almost monochrome' scheme - the distressed background is super!
The recipient had better like it...! LOL!

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is really beautiful. I love the elegant style on this one. A fantastic piece of art.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

craftimamma said...

This is a beautiful card Clare and quite stunning against the black.

Lesley Xx