Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Many Thanks!

Good Morning!

It's Monika, back with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I am so excited to be working with Korin and the fabulous team again!

I saw a technique the other day that I really wanted to try and I thought the very pretty birds on a branch image from One of a Kind clear stamp set (also available in digital format) would work great.

I stamped the image, colored it with Copic Markers, and cut it out. Then I cut a circle opening on my card. Before attaching the layers, I sandwiched a clear sheet between the white base card and Kraft panel, so my cut out image would look like it was 'floating'.
I actually used the colors from yesterday's Inspiration Challenge over in our Member Company Forums on SplitCoastStampers.
The greeting came from Gifts from Turtle clear stamp set. I stamped it on a thin strip and sandwiched it between the layers just like I did with the clear sheet. I stamped up some extra leaves to use around the edge... to add some sparkle to my card, I used silver rhinestones. I also used some Baker's Twine. The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and the edges are sponged and distressed. Great way of giving your card some texture.
I hope you will try this great technique. It is fairly easy and looks great.

Thanks for stopping by today,


Cathymac said...

WOW...Monika this is so sweet! Thanks so much for the detailed directions for an interesting new technique!

Korin said...

This is so cool, Monika!!! Love it :).

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Monika! love your Adorable card! And what a fabulous technique! I am going to have to give that a try! Thanks for the super info!

Shannon 8-)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH GOOOODNESS! This is GORGEOUS:) I love those little birdies and your distressing on the edges--SO FUN! LOVE your sketch--great job all around:) FAB!