Monday, October 11, 2010

Notably Ornate Birthday Card

Today it is raining cougars and wolves here (you know cats and dogs only bigger LOL), so its a great day to create In My Craft Room!!!!
Each month I showcase one stamp set for my Stamp-A-Stacks, and create 3 cards using all the stamps in the set.  Last month it was "Elements Of Style", this month it is "Just Believe" and my next one will be "Notably Ornate".  I am uncertain what month it will be right now, as November I have a different kind of class up my sleeve for Christmas Cards.
Anyhoo ... ... ... here is the card I created today.  I loosely used the Mojo Monday Sketch #160 ... ... ...

 Here is what the sketch is ... ... ...

And here is an up close picture of the bling ... ... ...

For the scalloped edge on the Early Espresso piece I used the new Stampin' Up! Bat Punch!  Yup, can you believe it?????   I cut a piece of cardstock 1-1/2 x 4-1/4.  Then pushed the cardstock all the way into the punch and punched a row of bats out. I will do a quick post on how to do this right after posting this one.
I stamped the bird in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, hand cut it out, then spritzed it with Champagne Mist Shimmer Spritz, let that dry, then spritzed it with Platinum Shimmer Spritz as well.  Talk about blingy!!  I used 3 Neutrals Glimmer Brads, and 2 In Colour Glimmer Brads to bling it up even more.  For the sentiment I used the frame stamp from Notably Ornate, inked it with my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, then stamped Birthday Wishes from Ocassional Quotes inside the frame also using Early Espresso ink.
The main image is stamped on Very Vanilla in Early Espresso Classic Ink, then I sponged Blushing Bride around the outside, and Regal Rose right on the very edges.  A Vintage Brad gathers the Early Espresso Satin Ribbon.  I used my Teahouse Background stamp on the Regal Rose layer in Regal Rose Classic Ink.
Ahh, it felt so good to get back into card making again.  I have been so busy prepping for classes the past little while.
Off now to create another one out of this stamp set, check back tomorrow I hope to have it posted then.
Happy Stampin' ... ... ... ...   Glenda Mollet


Anonymous said...

WOW Glenda, this is one of my favorite cards you have made! Looooooove it!! The pink and chocolate is so beautiful together, and I love all the stamps, ink colors, and embellishments together. Hope your doing well, Rea

Carolyn Sharkas said...

This is a gorgeous card and an awesome idea using the bat punch! Thanks so much for sharing!

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the idea of using the bat punch to create the border -- very creative!

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the idea of using the bat punch to create the border -- very creative!


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