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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Frilly Bird Cage


Oh my goodness!  Where does the time go?  I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted anything.  I've been busy getting inky, but I haven't had a chance to get any of my new projects online.....until now!  It's amazing how crazy life gets during summer vacation! 

This card is one that I created for Michaels.  It's a bit out of my "comfort zone" but I'm soooo pleased with the results!  I've had a lot of fun lately working with Stampendous embossing powders.  There are so many colors available and they are ALL beautiful!  I love the way they look against this DCWV silver shimmer paper.  I used three different PearLustre embossing powders (Lapis, Emerald, and Sapphire) and then added a touch of Blue Tinsel EP for a little sparkle.  So much fun!!!!

I hope you'll want to give this card a try, too.  All the supplies to make it are available at Michael's.

I'll be back soon to show you more!  Hope all is well in your corner of the world....it's hideously hot here this week....is it fall yet?

Take time to get inky today!

recipe :  Stampendous! Frilly Bird Cage, Feather Points; Stampendous PearLustre Embossing Powders Lapis, Emerald and Sapphire; Blue Tinsel EP; Detail Black EP; Bazzill Admiral Cardstock; DCWV Silver Shimmer Paper; Tsukineko VersaMark Ink; Zig Markers; Marvy Scalloped Oval Punch; Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink; sponge dauber; 7/8" sheer ivory ribbon; Recollections silver brad

3 comments:

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh how I love this card. I'm always at a loss regarding what to do with feather images, but you have totally nailed it. Love the variegated colors - such a great WOW factor.

Curt in Carmel said...

Wowzers! Those embossed feathers for your background are over the top awesome! I never really think about combining embossing powders like this like you would inks. Remarkable results! Love that bird in the cage image too. Great work on this! Best, Curt

Scrappychick said...

Welcome back Krissy!! We too have been crazy this summer, I thought it was vacation time, right?!
LOVE the card and your EP combo, those are some I don't have and need!