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Friday, August 31, 2012

Friends with Arty Flair

Usually, I set out to make a card with a fairly clear picture in my mind of what I'm going to do. Not that the finished product always turns out according to plan. :P Occasionally, though, I'll start out just with the stamps I want to use, and see where they take me. That was the case with this card. 



I really like this bird from the October 2011 Kit of the Month, "Faith, Hope, Love... Live By It". I got him in a Friends with Flair goody bag, along with several others from the kit, including the sentiment and leaves that I just by chance decided to use as well. They were obviously meant to be together. I stamped, embossed, sponged and cut out the bird and leaves. Then I spent a lot of time figuring out what the background would be, finally deciding on these two patterned papers. I love how the little strip of map paper just happens to say "adore" along the bottom, just from the way I cut it. And yes, I underlined "fly" with one of the leaves on purpose. ;) Altogether a smidge artier than my average card, and I like it! 
Today is Friday (yay!) and that means this card is off to play along with Unity Friends with Flair. It's also going into Simon Says Stamp's latest "Anything Goes" challenge, as well as Moxie Fab World's Assymetry challenge. Just being inspired by the sentiment I used.




Supplies: Stampin' Up kraft & bravo burgundy (I think) cardstock, Stampin' Up newsprint & Gartner Studios bon voyage-world map patterned paper, Unity October 2011 Kit of the Month "Faith, Hope, Love... Live By It" stamps, vintage photo, antique linen, peeled paint & bundled sage distress inks, clear embossing powder Pin It Now!

26 comments:

Ruby said...

Lovely card.

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous card, Linds! Beautiful shading on the bird and I love how you've stamped on the patterned papers!

Jennifer said...

GREAT card!!! LOVE that bird stamp! (=

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, this is really pretty! Love the pattern in the bird and the background, looks great!
Hugs, Wendy

Eva said...

Beautiful card! Love that bird stamp.

FeistyCrafter said...

Love what you did with bird and the map on the edge. Looks like he is traveling. Very pretty

Jen said...

This is really striking. That bird is amazing!!

Lisa Arana said...

lovely use of those stamps. they do work well together and your placement of the leaves are perfect. fabulous.

JPScraps said...

So pretty! Love that bird.

Barb King said...

I love this card, such nice subtle colors!

Angel said...

i absolutely love this card!! I have this stamp and wasn't sure what to do with it.. Thanks for the inspiration!!

BloomingPink said...

Lovely!

Julie Odil said...

It IS a very artsy card. I like it -- a lot.

joetterer said...

They look good embossed. Love the leaves & bird so much!

Crystal said...

I love your card, that bird and sentiment are great!

Michelle said...

very pretty!

cardz said...

I like where your imagination took you. Your card has a lovely school notebook/vintage feel to it.
Heather

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sounds like a great goodie bag came your way. The bird is so awesome!

onecraftymama said...

I love how this turned out! Following the idea always ends up being fun :)

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

What a pretty card....the bird is perfect!

Emily H said...

Wow! Awesome card!

Rica said...

Such an adorable card, I love your design and papers..........an gorgeous image with that wonderful sentiment!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Candy C said...

Hi Lindsey! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!! That means the world to me. I hope that you will join in on the challenge. Lots of possibilities to win prizes. Have a wonderful week! <3 Candy

Mandy said...

Fabulous CAS card, I love the gorgeous colours and the bird is lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Jen W. said...

The turtles may have already lost their title as my favourite card of yours!! This is gorgeous! I love your inking on the bird and leaves and the patterned paper strip is the perfect compliment to the images. Really really awesome. Hope you're going to go arty more often!

Cath said...

Hey Lindsey! Thanks for linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)