Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Songbird


I wanted to make another card for 2 challenges, Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge "Things with Wings" and {Embellish} Magazine Birds color challenge.  I came upon this embossed vellum floral paper by K&Company that I have been hoarding forever and decided it would make a lovely background for a Tim Holtz birdcage.  I carefully cut out around 2 of the larger flowers and a leaf, and inserted the cage to look like it was hanging among the flowers.  The bird is an unknown digital image which I colored in brown and peachy rose and popped above the cage.  The sentiment is from a little clear studio g set sent to me by Sue.

25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Linn, love that birdcage, and the buttons you added across the bottom, great touch!

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  2. This is so pretty Lin. I love the delicate pinky peachy colours

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  3. Thanks so much for playing along with the Embellish challenge - I'm thrilled to be their sponsor this week and I've got one more giveaway on my personal blog!

    I used this same die but I am loving the patterned paper you used on your version. So sweet, and the extra cut out flowers layered over the top. Such a lovely, lovely card!

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  4. This card is so YOU and so very beautiful! Love the composition in here! Perfect balance in colors, too!

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  5. oh wow - how intricate is that cutting? it does look like the bird cage is nested in the blossoms. beautiful, lin!

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  6. Love your wonderful idea of carefully cutting into the paper and inserting the birdcage! It turned out perfectly, Lin! That paper is really pretty!

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  7. Oh, wow, Lin! This is gorgeous!! Love how you embedded the cage into the paper! Such stunning results....and I love that bird! Perfect finishing touch!

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  8. Wow, this is so soft and delicate!
    Beautiful card Lin, I love it!

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  9. Lin....what a Darling card!!

    Thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

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  10. gorgeous card Lin!! I have to tell you also that my Mother loves visiting blogs and called me last night saying how beautiful this card is!! :) She is so right. (I will have to show her how to leave comments as she is not too computer savy). Have a great day!

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  11. Beautiful! So many wonderful details!

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  12. this is sooo shabby FABBY, lin!!!

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  13. Love the shabby chic look of this one ... the colours are great! Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp and show for our very first challenge ... I hope to see you again next week :0)

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  14. I love it every time you use that birdcage die! I love the fluffy and soft pink details on the bird and on the big flowers in the background too!

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  15. wow! this is absolutely gorgeous, LIn!! beautiful background and such a pretty design!! love it!

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  16. this is quite a stunner! so beautiful! love the yummy buttons on the bottom of the birdcage too!

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  17. OH, I LOVE this card. The colors, PP and the bird and cage are so perfect. This is a win.

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  18. I can see why you were hoarding the pp Lin, it's absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you have added the birdcage with with some flowers layered over it - beautiful effect! Gorgeous colouring on the bird too!

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  19. LOVE the soft colors! I reconized your terrific work when I say it on Simon's site!

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  20. What a gorgeous card Lin! So love these color tones - the whole card is just a jewel!

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  21. oh. oh. oh. oh...how utterly lovely. :)

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  22. This is so soft and pretty, Lin! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

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  23. I love the bird image! Your card looks so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!