Friday, January 20, 2017

Builder Birdcage for The Paper Players

Ever notice how, when you're in the biggest hurry, things never go right? I've got a big catalogue launch tomorrow and I've been working hard to prepare for it along with about a dozen other jobs that need doing and so I was in a hurry to get my blog post done and out of the way, but it was trying to tell me to slow down, I guess, because nothing was going right! Even things that shouldn't have been happening were, like the Archival Basic Black ink running a bit with a touch of water from an Aqua Painter, even though it had been dried with the heat tool quite a while before!! I mean, it's made for watercolouring and it's never done that before. I'm sure it was just because I was in a hurry! Then I wasn't happy with a single birdcage from the new set, Builder Birdcage from the Occasions Catalogue, so I decided I needed to stamp another just behind it. That meant that I had to mask the little bird so that it would look like the bars of the second birdcage were behind it. In the end, I'm passably happy with the outcome, but would probably have started over if time had allowed!

I used the Colour Challenge from The Paper Players for this card:

and used Calypso Coral as my one other colour.

  • I wanted to try a watercolour background using the Watercolour Pencils and an Aqua Painter, so I used the Calypso Coral pencil and blended it with an Aqua Painter. I picked up some extra Calypso Coral ink from the lid of the ink pad and splattered it on the Whisper White card front before drying it all with the Heat Tool. This is where the incident with the running black ink occured so I tried to duplicate it in other spots to even it out.
  • I stamped the two perches and two birds first, the former in Basic Black Archival Ink, and the latter in Calypso Coral. I stamped a bird on a sticky note where the adhesive is and cut it out. I stamped the two pieces of the large cage from Builder Birdcage over the birds. I then masked the bird on the left side and stamped the smaller cage as you see in the photo. That makes it look as if it is behind the other one.
  • The sentiment is from the Lift Me Up stamp set and it is set in the label from Rose Wonder which is die cut with a tag from the Rose Garden thinlits

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  1. Heather, I love that it looks as though one of the birds came to visit the other - and the sentiment is perfect. So glad you shared this fab creation with us at the Paper Players this week

  2. Awesome sentiment...and such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!


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