Monday, 12 September 2011

Whimsy Wings

I used this lovely SU Stamp Set, Whimsical Wings, during a rubber stamping class last year, and I do adore it! This was a UK SU hostess, and sadly, it isn't available anymore. But hey ho, I like designing with it, and I used the set to make a very special card for a very special stamper, Angie Benny, my new partner in crime! Angie has joined my Stampin' Up team, and it's so exciting to have such a motivated and enthusiastic crafter to inspire me to do more.

Angie, this card's for you! Thank you for joining my team.

I made two slightly different versions of this multi-layered card. I don't know if you all have noticed how layers have changed with the advent of more and more dies. Layers used to be simple circles, torn-edged rectangles, and squares; now we can make all kinds of embellishments and pieces with punches and die-cutting machines.

As you can see from the photos, I have used lots of scallops made with a Sizzix Bigz die and my Big Shot machine. The whimsy bird was stamped in black onto confetti white cardstock, and then spritzed with walnut ink glimmer mist; then the bird image was cut out using a scalloped metal die.

One-inch SU Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon matches a selection of designer cardstock and SU Baja Breeze cardstock. Black die cut swirls, a bit of black gingham ribbon, and a metal button finish off the look.