Friday, September 16, 2011

Keep A Song in Your Heart

I love the ruler image in the Artistic Outpost Whimsical Melange. When I was working with the ruler I thought wouldn't it be fun to create a background of rulers. I think it turned out pretty cool.

  1. Stamp ruler multiple times using black archival ink on ivory cardstock.
  2. Sponge with yellow, orange and brown dye inks. 
  3. Distress edges using distressing tool. 
  4. Piece together a staggered background.
  5. Stamp little birds randomly on background using black ink. 
  6. Stamp birds on ivory cardstock using black ink. Watercolor with green and reds. 
  7. Punch hearts from music sheet and spray with red glimmer mist. 
  8. Stamp sentiment on ivory cardstock using black ink. Sponge background with yellow and orange dye ink. 
  9. Cut out sentiment and mount on black cardstock. 
  10. Assemble. 
Thanks for stopping by!



  1. The details on this are amazing and I loved the colored birds!

  2. I think this is just wonderful - so pretty and such a lot of interest

  3. Too cool with the rulers, been a while, sorry...missed you, hugz

  4. I love the ruler background, very creative and the birds work perfectly. Yet another stunning card. Tracy x

  5. I think it turned out fabulously cool and once again your creativity leaves me speechless (er ........ that'll be the day, lol). It's a fabulous card Sue and what a brilliant idea.

    Lesley Xx

  6. Fab vintage card - love the colors! The birds look wonderful added to the open space of the ruler!

  7. What a fun card, love the bird images and the pops of pink throughout.

  8. I love your unique creations ... this is both fun and very artistic ...

  9. Oh wow, Sue! what a delightful design, it's so creative! Loving the addition of the little pink hearts and the twine.

  10. I have to say I agree.. That ruler background looks great. I love your card. Hope you have a great weekend..

    Hugs, Linda

  11. Absolutely stunning - brilliant idea and I love it.

  12. You can almost hear them singing! Really pretty birds and love the twine too!


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