Sunday, January 30, 2011

Just Can't Miss An Opportunity To Get My Chirp-On.


I did warn you of my birdie predilections of late, now didn't I? So here is another little chirpie number I whipped up.  This is a fairly quick card to make as it just required a bit of die cutting machine action mainly done beforehand and my newest avian woodblock background stamp that has all the elements I am so quaint on at the moment (birds, old letter writting, sheet music, and ledgers), a small bit of willpower to section off and call to duty a little of the vintage lace that I (also) seem to hoard so well.  Tragic I know.

Another reason why a card of this nature is so quick for me is that I often have prep sessions where I precut and score my base cardstock like in the dozens, crank out a fair few classic Nestie shapes and frames in neutral colors and keep them at the ready for deployment when the perfect occassion arises.  So then it is really just a case of choosing the patterned paper if using and cutting it to size or finding a suitable scrap, stamping, distressing, laying out the card for a look-see, choosing my embellishments, sticking everything down, more than likely distressing some more, tending to any final titivations needed and voila!.. a cheep (pun intended) and cheerful (well, sort of) card.

Ode to You Card:


  • Stamps:  Hero Arts Musical Collage Designer Background Stamp, Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #4  Stamp, Take Three: Summer (sentiment), Tattered Angels  Tattered Textures stamp
  • Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye, Broken China, Sage, Rusty Hinge, and Vintage Photo
  • Paper:  Cosmo Cricket PP, PTI Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Rustic White and Rustic Cream
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals, Labels 17, PTI FF #4 Die, Resin Flower, Jute, Peach Colored Vintage Lace, Signo Gold Pen (bird's feathers) and WRM Corner Chomper: Scallop
Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate it immensely. 

9 comments:

Amy said...

Oh I love all the distressing and vintagy feel! Beautiful card!

Cathy Weber said...

Another beautifu card Jen. Can't get enough of your birds and the lace. You are so smart to have things pre-made, ready for you when the inspiration hits. Great job on this one.

Stephanie said...

Lovely, lovely card. This is a style I just can't seem to do and you make it look so awesome! Beautiful card, as always!

Victoria said...

This is gorgeous! I love the soft vintage-y colors! Your creations are works of art.

Sue Lelli said...

How CLEVER of you to cut and make lots of extras at one time so you have it on hand when you make a card! I may have to copy that plan! LOVE this card! LOVE the lace (I'd hoard it, too! LOVE the birdie and the twine and EVERYTHING! FAB card!

Sue Lelli said...

PS Wish you had an email on your blog so I could let you know how very much I appreciate that unbelievable comment YOU left on my blog! THANKS!

Kay said...

Oh yummy! This is delicious- I love all the vintage-y distressed details- fabulous!

Camilla said...

What a sweet vintage styled card! I the green-ish background color for your theme.

smdluxe said...

I love this card. Very beautiful!