Thursday, February 1, 2018

Love Birds

It's a gray morning here in my neck of the woods (valley),
perfect for staying indoors, watching the cooking channel, 
and being creative with PTI's latest stamps and dies.

Stephanie Gold's video for MIM this week, 
shows us it's OK to use many different kinds of papers for our cards.

My colorful bg paper is actually a napkin. Bright and bold, with b&w dots, I decided to
bring out all the brights from PTI.
The sentiment die is Enclosed: Heart, cut from glitter paper and Raspberry Fizz
I have a stash of vintage music papers my daughter gave me, and among them was
one with the words, 'sweet - heart'. 
(I know, you don't luck out with that happening often, right?)
I pink inked the edges before all the gluing.
Next was to take my pink crepe paper, gather it, and heat emboss with 
Stampendous: Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.

I've seriously crushed over every card I've seen made with the new Brushed Birds set.
These 2 are the small birds stamped with PTI Pinks. 

Speaking of crushing, the Farmer's Market Florals? It's going to be hard not 
to use them for ALL projects! Gorgeous. I stamped the leaves, first with Fine Linen
then with Vintage Jadeite. Made for an interesting color combo.
The sweet ferns are from Make It Market: Wonderland Kit. (Olive Twist ink).

A sprinkling of sequins, because, why not, and my card is ready for 
someone special. Probably the DH. He's a keeper!


  1. Oh Nancy, that is beyond gorgeous!!! So many teasers with those birds! I hope there are plenty in stock!!

  2. LOVE every little detail on this card Nancy! I read and re-read your post a few times so I didn't miss anything you did on this card and I'm just blown away!! I love your napkin background and using the crepe paper was a FABULOUS idea!! I'm loving all the bright colors and the fact that you used my favorite 2 stamp sets with the flowers and birdies! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  3. Nancy, it’s always a pleasure to visit your blog and see your artistic talents shine. Forgot to check my stash of napkins as an option but know I haven’t had crepe paper around for years. With the look you got, I’ll have to invest in a roll. The florals and birds are in my cart...hope they don’t sell out beforehand. Very striking card and perfect for DH!

  4. How incredibly perfect this is Nancy! I love that you found just the perfect piece of music print for this darling work of art. And the napkin is genius!!! Such a darling card. <3

  5. So very pretty Nancy! What a gorgeous collage of goodness! Those blossoms and birds look incredible! Great take on the challenge!

  6. What a gorgeous card! Love all the details and the sheet music is a perfect touch!!

  7. This is stunning, Nancy! I was with a Stamping friend and we did some cardaking with napkins, and I think an iron was involved. Not this beautiful collage! You have a flair for creative color and mixing it up!! Can't wait to try these birds now that I've visited your blog. Blessings!

  8. Hi Nancy!
    This is beyond gorgeous. I love the Brushed Birds. I went to buy these, but the dies are out of stock so I'm waiting just a bit. LOVE them, and your card is stunning. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to say hello today. Just healing from surgery to my right shoulder. Thanks for the well wishes and kind words. Hope all is well with you.
    Karen Letchworth

  9. Get outta town!!! WOWZA Nancy, this is layered to perfection. Love all of the fabulous detail and texture you added to this little masterpiece!!

  10. love your fabulous card- those adorable birds and a wonderful finishing touch

  11. What a clever card. Those birds are adorable in the heart. Making me want to get that stamp set even more than before. Beautiful.

  12. Oh my~ I must remember to stop by your blog before placing my next PTI order! Your cards are always jaw-dropping, Nancy! LOVE LOVE LOVE every detail on this beauty!

  13. so pretty! I have to get those birds!

  14. Gorgeous, vibrant creation Nancy! You knocked this challenge out of the park~

  15. So gorgeous, the colors and layering are absolutely amazing! Love very detail!

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