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Thursday, September 9, 2010

For the Birds

Just made a new card with another one of my digi stamps. I must say I'm really having fun with this whole new element to my cardmaking. For this card, I finally got to use this gorgeous DP from a My Mind's Eye paper stack. Have you ever had paper that is too pretty to use? That's when you know you have a sickness. :) There's probably 6 more sets of DP from this set, but I'm working in baby steps. For this card, I used 4 different sheets from this set and layered them every which way. I notice now that some of the layers I can't even see, but at least I know they're there! The bird digi is from my shop (woo hoo!) and he's colored with my Prismas and chalks. I framed it in a large Nestabilities circle, and then matted it with a larger scallop, and then popped it up with a little foam tape.

The ribbon was a bit of an issue at first because I had two different teal ribbons but one was too light, and the other too dark. I solved this problem by layering one on top of the other, and then folding them and adhereing them to the DP under the Nestabilities scallop. Then I used the same makeshift ribbon for the bottom for contrast.
 
Ink:  Prismas and chalks
Paper:  My Mind's Eye paper stack
Accessories:  Stacked ribbon, foam tape, Spellbinder's Nestabilities
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 

10 comments:

Laura said...

What a gorgeous card.I love your image.And you colored it so lovely.
Hey I just notice I was not a follower until now.Hmmm.....

Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful bird!! I know what you say about the pp - I have a bunch I've never touched, but I'm starting too now and it's free-ing!!
lol
Maria

Carrie said...

Alissa you truly are an artist...gorgeous digi stamp. Love what you did with it too.

Patricia said...

Fantastic job coloring this! I understand about the designer paper, too. :)

Paige said...

This is a beautiful creation!

Patty (LaLatty) said...

Your didi image is so very pretty! I like your ribbon treatment too, what a great idea!

jimlynn said...

So very pretty! And I love that little bird too. Fantastic background paper and the way you used it.
Lynn

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is fantastic! I love the beautiful DSP too. TFS

Jenny said...

I love the ribbon behind that circle, perfect touch!

Ruth said...

What a great solution with the ribbon. Beautiful card! I need a better printer before I can dive into digis!

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