Friday, June 25, 2010
Good afternoon Peeps!
I almost never post twice in one day, but I was super excited about this card and couldn't Wait to share it with you. Yesterday afternoon while at a local big box store I was browsing the magazines, while waiting on my sis to get her hair cut, and I was looking at a quick and easy painting magazine. I use to paint alot, it was my craft of choice until paper crafting caught my attention. Anyway, in the magazine was a really cute tray or stool or something that had a design similar to this one painted on. I loved it immediately, it is Americana after all, and I thought I could probably do that on a card.
So this morning I decided to give it a try and after much trial and error, I came up with this, a bit different from the painted one but close.
I used brocade blue for the base of the card. I made the flag backgrounds with real red and whisper white, I sponged the edges with creamy caramel and bravo burgundy. The heart was hand cut and embossed with the Swiss Dot EF. The "USA" is cut out of white with the naturally serif die.
I made the cute little bluebirds with punches, 1-3/8 circle for the bodies, I used the photo corner for the tail feathers and beak, the eyes are 1/4 inch circle and the wings are from the two step bird punch. I made the little legs with just narrow strips of black. I added a large star that was embossed and dotted with my white gel pen. Cute huh?
Leave a comment on the post and let me know what you think.
Thanks again for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!