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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Scraps

I know I just shared a card with the new bird cage die cut... But.... I had to cut a few more of the bird cage... and ended up using some scraps I had stamped but didn't put on a card.... and then there was this beautiful bird cage.... and and...

Do I sound like the kids when they weren't supposed to be doing something and you catch them at it?


Take a look at this beautiful card by Virginia. It was part of the inspiration for this card...





I had stamped damask (Memory Box) in Bahama Blue Memento Dye ink on the ivory cardstock. I was cutting some extra dies and this birdcage came out with the random stamping. Loved the effect and decided to pair it with green butterflies. The butterflies are a die cut as well from Spellbinders.

The stamped image is from the Artistic Windows set from Hero Arts. While I was deciding which buttons to use on the butterflies I had a bunch of them laying on the birdcage and liked the effect. So they ended up along the bottom of the birdcage.

The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection. If you are a neat stamper you do not want to use this stamp. I stamped it the first time on a scrap and thought I had made a mess. Then I realized that no matter what it was going to come out distressed. I actually liked the effect.

The background is a scrapblock stamp from Cornish Heritage Farm.

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

20 comments:

  1. Sooo inspiring! Tim's bird cage die is in transit as I'm typing this! I absolutely love this card! Genius to place butterflies on the cage, alá Virginia!

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  2. Suzz... Just seen both your birdcage cards.... awesome die. Love thie blues on this one. Blue and green together look awesome.

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  3. Another spectacular offering for our inspirational pleasure...in other words; hot dog, this is gorgeous!! I just want to sit and watch you work and hopefully gain some talent by osmosis.
    blessings to you, dear friend,
    nancy

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  4. Oh, Sue, this is fantastic! I love every last inch of it!! The sentiment is perfect with your gorgeous images.

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  5. Ooh Sue, I LOVE this card! The colours work so well together, I love how you've done the distressed look. LOVE everything about it!!! :o)

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  6. that background newspaper stamp is so cool and perfect for this card!! LOVE all the stamping you did in this, Sue! just amazing inspiration! gotta get that Tim bird cage die, too!

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  7. You made this card look SO amazing! I adore the colors and that buttefly perching on the birdcage is ingenious!

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  8. Absolutely fabulous card - I want to create like you!!

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  9. Ooooh Sue, This is right up my street. There's an old saying 'Blue and Green should never be seen' but it's one of my favourite combos.

    I just love every single element of this card. It's gorgeous!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  10. Awesome for scraps. Always love your work. How are you?

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  11. Oh Wow, Suzz!! I love this...the cage, the background, and the beautiful color choices! Great card!
    marilynv19

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE this...i really need to get that die!!!

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  13. Love this! You used the damask in a way I never would have thought of. Inspirational!

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  14. Another stunning card, love this Suzanne. I need to buy that die as well!!

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  15. This card is sooooooooo pretty I like the bird cage.. I need it!!!!! hahahhaa...

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  16. Are you kidding--this is super super CUTE! I LOVE it! The butterfly is so pretty! And that cage--give me details on where to get it! I want one:) I also love love love the background--super fun distressed!

    YOU ROCK!

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  17. Another must have die cut! I love yr card and the colour combo

    love Dawn xx

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  18. Another beautiful birdcage card! Gorgeous butterfly embellishments :)

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  19. ahhhh, the cards just keep me oohing and ahhing as I scroll down. This one is absolutely gorgeous- I must get my hands on that birdcage die!!

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