Monday, August 23, 2010

I can see clearly now.......

..the rain is gone.....  Sorry - I had to do that!!  LOL!!!!

I was determined to get to stamp a card today.  d.e.t.e.r.m.i.n.e.d.!!  I have been doing a lot of scrappin' lately, but not making cards so much.  I really have missed making today was the day I was going to stamp one.  So I pulled out the mojo monday sketch for today and immediately I saw an owl.  SERIOUSLY - I wouldn't lie about that!  Do you want to see the sketch??

Don't you see it??? 

Really - you don't??

But - I saw it right away!  You guys just don't give it a chance.......hmmm........

Well, I will show you what I did anyway.  (even though you don't see it!)

Do you see it now?  lol!! 
I was going to use my very LOVED owl punch and put a cute little guy in the bottom right hand square and I was looking at my shelf....ALL RIGHT!......shelves.....for a sentiment that might inspire me and I saw my very neglected, bought on my very first order of many from the new catalog, not even mounted let alone seen ink yet, Aviary.  I totally adore the cages and those birds are absolutely marvelous!!  So, I thought....I will put a bird cage in that spot!  But I really wanted to texture that background piece......and see the texture through the cage.......

Do you see where my mind takes me??  WINDOW SHEETS BABY!!!  Oh yeah - that's what I am talking about! 
Let's take a closer look at my caged feathered friend's abode....

too fun, huh?

I stamped the cage onto a window sheet with black staz on ink.   (staz on VERY important - regular classic ink will not dry on window sheets....)  I set it aside and stamped the owl onto a piece of very vanilla card stock and cut it out and then adhered it to the very vanilla layer.  Then I cut out the cage and adhered it to the upper square with a very vanilla brad from the neutrals brads and then rolled up a mini glue dot and adhered the bottom of the cage to the card hiding the glue dot under the cage base.

Come I deserve kudos or what???  Probably - "or what??"  lol!!

Naturally I couldn't stop at the card front.......

Seriously, I couldn't stop!!

Here are the goodies I used to put this baby together:
stamps: Aviary
ink: black staz on, pumpkin pie, rose red
card stock: very vanilla, rose red, pumpkin pie, basic black
accessories: big shot, polka dot embossing folder, itty bitty punch pack, 1 1/4 square punch, 1 3/8 square punch, neutrals brads, paper piercer, mat pack, mini glue dots, black satin ribbon, brights designer buttons, crochet thread

give a girl some love....what do you think?


Raelynn said...

super cute card

beth said...

I'm glad I saw your card...I love it....I never use my window sheets...great idea!!

Marie said...

Very cute card and I love that you did the inside too!

patkatzer said...

The card was adorable but your description of the how, where, when, and why was priceless. LOL.

Gave me some ideas too.


Diana said...

I love this card. Great use of the window sheets!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is adorable!