Saturday, July 30, 2011

Birds En Francias

This is a 3" x 6" card, made by folding a 6" x 6" piece of Soft Suede cardstock in half.  I used the En Francias background stamp on the card base rather than using an embossing folder this time.  The background stamps really add a "PoP" to a card I think.  I wanted to use my new Postage Stamp Punch and these little chatty birds from the stamp set Clearly For You fit perfectly.  I layered them on a Marina Mist Scallop Square.  I love this color combination!  I also like how easy it is to do cross-stitch on the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and I'm so happy that Stampin' Up now sells Baker's Twine to do that stitching with!  I mean I love the Linen Thread but sometimes I just want to use a different color.  Anyway, I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch twice, once in Whisper White (cut in half and adhered to the card base) and again in Marina Mist (the cross-stitched layer on top).  I used the same trick with the sentiment and the Small Oval Punch (i.e. - cut the Soft Suede punched piece in half and layered it behind the Whisper White punched piece). 

I think these little birds turned out so cute!!!

Stamps:  Clearly For You, En Francias
Ink:  Soft Suede, Marina Mist
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories:  Small Oval Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge, White Baker's Twine, Needle


Mickey Roberts said...

Marina Mist with Soft Suede is stunning! Lovely card.

Yapha said...

Great card! I love the layout, and those colors are fantastic together!

Heidi Baks said...

Very cute!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

The stitched ribbon punch is a great touch on this card!