Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lone bird

Hi everyone! Hope your enjoying your weekend.

Here is my card for today:

I stamped the bird using memento rich cocoa onto some cream cardstock.  I then layered this onto another cream c/s which was stamped using a text stamp from Magenta.

The pearlized background was done as follows.  I  embossed my background using a hero arts background stamp with white embossing powder onto some canson water colour paper. I then  used some Inka gold platinum and some tattered rose distress ink.  I squished my distress pad onto my craft mat, added a bit of inka gold, a bit of water and mixed to make a wash.  I then painted on the wash over my embossed background.  It dries fairly quickly as well. Once dry I layered this onto a piece of cream c/s, then adhered to my card base. Added some lace, twine and a prima flower.  I also added some small gold sequins to finish this off.  The technique of the background came from Kim over at The Paper Pickle. 

The inka gold comes in a variety of colours, but for a wash like I did, if you add ink to the platinum colour you can make it any colour you desire. 

stamp - Hero arts - wavy leaf pattern, Stampendous - lone bird, Magenta - text (no name on package)
ink -  memento rich cocoa, distress tattered rose, inka gold platinum
paper - cream, rose metallic, canson water colour
misc - lace, twine, prima flower, sequins, white embossing powder, versamark

Thanks for your visit, see you soon,



Leslie Miller said...

Oh, goodness! You stamped a plain brown bird and turned your card into a magnificent beauty! You're amazing. Your background is exquisite and I love the lace and flower with twine. Such a lovely combination of elements. I have a pearlized background laying around somewhere, made long ago with Pearl Ex powder. Different, but similar. Love the white embossing on this. So gorgeous!

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful! I love this lace trim and haven't seen it in awhile. wonderful embossing and oh such a beautiful feel with the creams and browns.

Katie Sims said...

WOW Pauline! What a beautiful card....I love the simply stamped bird and your subtle but incredible background....I have never attempted that technique before but you make it very tempting! So glad I saw this beauty tonight! :)