Friday, February 11, 2011

Elegant Bird

I think I have overdosed on birds. This is the third card this week I've made with them. The colors this week at The Play Date Cafe challenge #68 are awesome.
I saw a lot of silver in the top, middle photo so I wanted to get elegant (while staying vintage) and use that on my pretty bird. I stamped the bird with VersaMark Dazzle and embossed with silver embossing tinsel. My flower was made from this tutorial and I used a pink ribbon with a silver sparkle thread running through it and added a pearl brad to the center. The flower was really easy to make, to my surprise.  I've used a foil doily and some pretty crocheted lace from JoAnn's. For the left corner, I snipped off a piece of the lace and added a button on top. Then, I add a couple of small, pink heart gemstones for a little romance.  Oh, for the bottom layer, I used a distress background stamp inked with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink.

My card is also entered into these challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers-Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #41 to use a self made flower (I made a twisted ribbon rose)
Tuesday Throwdown #35-Add buttons to your artwork
Stampin B's Design Team #97-bird/birds on your card
Cute Card Thursday #151-Hearts and Flowers

EtsyInspired Challenge #125 My inspiration is from this pretty sparkle and shine headband from Daisy Petal Designs.



Pals Paper Arts#80-Vintage theme

Recipe:
Stamps: Inkadinkado-Gemstone Birds
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers-Grandma's Hope Chest Premium Paper Craft Pack, PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Pretty in Pink
Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories: button from stash, Wilton Foil Doily, pink heart gemstones, crochet lace from Jo-Ann Stores, Spare Parts pearl brad, Paper Shapes circle punch to make flower, embossing tinsel in silver

21 comments:

Davi said...

How beautiful this is Benzi. So delicate just Gorgeous!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

such elegance certainly takes flight.....every element oozes beauty.....fab...thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Emily Keaton said...

Benzi, this is SO beautiful! I love how you used the PDCC colors--I used those last night, too, and just loved them to pieces. :) Your ribbon rose ROCKS!! It's sooooooooo much better than how mine turned out. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. That really helped. Now I can't wait to try it again, and this time get it right!! You are acing these challenges!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, this is such a beautiful rendition of our challenge colors this week. And I saw "embossing tinsel" listed in your recipe, but I don't think that's the same Martha item I use, the tinsel glitter. Who makes the tinsel embossing powder? Looks really pretty with the bird. And I LOVE that lace, and your handmade flower (thanks for a tutorial link) is perfect. So glad you came and played again at the Cafe!! You're rather popular over there!

Francie G. said...

Total elegance, Brenda! Delicate beauty!

Carol L said...

Oh Brenda, this card is just sensational!!! That embossed bird is just gorgeous, and of course I LOVE the little ribbon rose you made too!! Every element of this card is just special and SO beautiful!!!!

Susan Raihala said...

So very pretty! And great use of the silver doily! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Maria said...

Very pretty embossing and doily! Love the lace...so elegent! A very beautiful card!

Fiona said...

You've added some beautiful sparkle to you card Benzi! Thanks for creating something so pretty for the Play Date Cafe this week :)

Lynne in NI said...

oooh, gorgeous card Benzi! LOVE the silver embossing and your little twine flower is sweet ... off to check out that tutorial!
And THANK YOU for the beautiful card which popped through my letter box today ... its the first Valentine I've had in 20 years that hasn't been from Greg!!!
Lynne
x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome flower!!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Julie Hoffman said...

Brenda this is GORGEOUS!!! I love the tinsel embossing and doiley layer! Your flower is gorgeous too!

Congrats on winning the Etsy Inspired Challenge this week - you're fabulous my friend!!!

Carol said...

Benzi I just love the silver accents on this card. So very pretty and the doily looks so feminine and beautiful. Just gorgeous.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful.. I don't think I could ever get tired of birds..I love them. Your silver is so pretty with the pink.

Michele Gross said...

So pretty! I love the sparkle :) Such a pretty way to use the doily and that lace is scrumptious!! Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Brenda...this is gorgeous! Love that silver doily accent and the elegant silver embossing! Way to coordinate! I love the trim and the pink flower too...all comes together to make one beautiful card! Glad to see you playing along with us in the Cafe!

Kazan Clark said...

wow I could take a lesson or two from you about embossing. That is turned out really gorgeous.
Great take on the challenge
Hugs
Kazan

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! I'm lovin' all that silvery shine, Benzi! Great design and beautiful, front panel image! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in the Cafe!

One4Joy said...

What a lovely card for those fabbie colors on the playdate, Benzi! And can you ever really have to many bird stamps???? They just make my heart soar.
On this card, I adore all the metal textures!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! That silver doily is FAB! I love it--so bold:) And that bird is supre elegant! FAB JOB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

Libby Hickson said...

Benzi this is gorgeous - elegant, indeed!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!