..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 them....so 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??
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!)
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....
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 on....do I deserve kudos or what??? Probably - "or what??" lol!!
Naturally I couldn't stop at the card front.......
Here are the goodies I used to put this baby together:
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?