Friday, December 31, 2010

Birdcage Mosiac: CCCC{62]

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!  I hope you have something fun planned to ring in 2011 tonight.  We will have a quiet night at home with friends--just the way we like it!  It's even warm today--about 70--so we might actually be able to sit outside!  :-)  Continuing my attempt to play along with favorite challenges this week...I couldn't wait to use the gorgeous colors Stacey picked out for the Curtain Call Color Challenge:
So soft and lovely--perfect for a restful transition from the holiday madness!  I was itching to use my sneak peek products from the upcoming spring Mini Catalog...and reached for a new favorite, Nature Walk, and the darling vintage birdcage:

The birdcage is stamped with my stamp-a-ma-jig on Whisper White in Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze and Early Espresso.  I matted the main panel on some Early Espresso and wrapped it with....new seam binding ribbon!  Oh happy day!  I was so excited to see all the new colors of seam binding ribbon.  Here I used Baja Breeze and gave it the scrunchy treatment with some sticky tape.

Couldn't resist the cutest little bumblebee from this set so I stamped him in Pear Pizzazz and overstamped this Short & Sweet sentiment in Early Espresso.  It's punched out with the "large" oval punch.

Isn't the Pear Pizzazz background frame pretty?  That's the new Framed Tulips textured impression folder--it makes a sweet accent to the card base.  I sponged the embossed edges lightly with Pear Pizzazz just to highlight the detail a bit more.

Sorry for the short post tonight but we're expecting company soon!  At the close of this year I want to thank all of you who visit my blog and leave such kind and encouraging comments for me.  I truly appreciate your visits and your feedback and wish you the best in 2011!  See you next year!  :-)

supplies:
stamps: nature walk, short & sweet
ink: pear pizzazz, baja breeze, early espresso
paper: pear pizzazz, whisper white, early espresso CS
xtras: framed tulips impression folder; baja breeze seam binding ribbon; basic pearls, large oval punch

9 comments:

Christina said...

Oh, that birdcage stamp is so incredibly vintage and gorgeous! I'm loving the look of this new set, plus the seam binding. Wonderful use of these colors, Nance! Happy New Year to you!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is sooooo gorgeous...I cannot wait to get that embossing folder....I luv it...wishing you much happiness in 2011!

enjoy *~*

Tracey Brossart said...

Clever way to stamp those cages and I love the way you did your gorgeous ribbon!

Tracey xx :D

Linda Callahan said...

The cages are fabulous and I love that ribbon effect! Thanks you for sharing all of your wonderful creations - looking forward to more of them in 2011! Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

What a lovely card! The stamped bird cages and pleated ribbon with pearls looks fabulous!

Hands On said...

What a neat way to use the birdcage. Great use of the colours.

shar910 said...

Love the card! Dont you just love the stamp-a-majig! Hopefully this new year I will be able to finally start making cards more often!! Between Diane & your mom, I have great teachers!! Happy New Year!

(((hugs))

Always Playing with Paper said...

This is stunning!

Anne Marie said...

I'm a little late, but Happy New Year, Nance! :) This is just so pretty! I have a feeling that that tulip embossing folder is going to be a favorite of mine, it's just perfect. I really like how you did the seam binding, too.