Through a black and white lens
Don’t you just love it when you plan something and it just comes together naturally without a lot of rework? Oops...did I type that? I know you all thought I was perfect, right! LOL!
My inspiration for this set of cards was a grouping of blocks that had “Paris” painted on them. I decided to use the bird cage to change up the words a little bit. The bird cage from the Nature Walk set was a logical choice as the cage was thin-lined and would show the “A” through it! I haven’t done too much overstamping except when using background stamps…but, I like it!
The background is a retired favorite of mine the Linen background stamp. I let my fingers do the walking on the back to allow for an uneven image to appear with the Crumb Cake ink. A little tear and some sponging finished up this All Occasion card set.
To package a set of four cards and envies up, I decided that I needed a bird to complete the set. I used a fabric strip, some frayed ribbon and a piece of linen thread to extend the bird’s tail. I really think the extra plumage attracts the eye to these simple cards. Only a Paris bird would have so much going on, right? What do you think?
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet, Nature Walk(Occasions Mini- Retired?) , Linen (Retired)
Papers: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Very Vanilla Craft Ink
Accessories: Button, Linen Thread, 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Basic Black, fabric strip,
Tools: Two Step Bird Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Clear Blocks for Alpha stamping, sponge
Techniques Used: Frayed Ribbon, Tearing, Sponging
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!
Tip: Using a clear mount alpha set is a dream when creating words. I lined up the letters on the “I” block and stamped 20 panels in minutes!