Dec 03 2010

Stamping 411 – Aviary

Time again for Stamping 411's Sketch Challenge!  This one was a little more challenging when I first looked at it.  Seemed like there was two focal areas.  However, once I thought of the smaller box as an accent, it went really quickly!

 

And here is my card using Stampin' Up!'s fun set, Aviary.  I love using non-Christmas stamps for Christmas! 

 

 

I stamped the stand and birdcase in Basic Black on Very Vanilla, then added the Cherry Cobbler Christmas Owl in the cage.  I added a few Rhinestone Jewels to the base of the cage and at the very top hanger!    I layered the Very Vanilla on Old Olive cardstock.  The base card is also Old Olive and I layered on some Jolly Holiday Designer Paper (LOVE those dots!) 

 

For the Eyelet Flower, I cut two 3/4" x 12" strips of the polka dot pattern from Jolly Holiday Designer Paper, used the Eyelet Border Punch along one long edge.  I used the Circle Die to cut a small circle from the Adhesive Sheet, pulled off one side and began pleating and moving the eyelet DSP around the edge of the circle, moving towards the center.  It took me 1 1/2 lengths to finish the flower.  In the center I pierced a hole and added the Antique Brad.  I took a short length of Crochet Trim, folded it in half and placed it under the flower.  I like how it turned out!  Finally, I stamped Merry Christmas from Teeny Tiny Wishes on Cherry Cobbler and punched it with the Modern Label punch, placing it across the stand of the birdcage.

 

Make sure you check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators did this week.  Then play along by adding your card to the Linky over there!


9 People have left comments on this post

Dec 3, 2010 - 09:12:07
Lee said:

Love, Love, Love that flower Connie. Great job on this sketch.

Dec 4, 2010 - 10:12:35
Ellen Locke said:

Very creative, Connie!  I always look forward to see what you come up with.  Love the flower idea!

Dec 4, 2010 - 01:12:18

Connie, this is so cute! Love the DSP with the Christmas owl and flower detail- great idea- TFS!

Dec 4, 2010 - 07:12:42
Kerin said:

This is too cute Connie, and you've got me so excited that I finally got this set the other day!!

Dec 6, 2010 - 08:12:03

Oh this is adorable Connie!  I havent gotten this one yet, but you're making me want it!

Dec 6, 2010 - 03:12:58
Patti Chesky said:

Beautiful card!  You've shown how an everyday set can be used in a fabulous holiday card!

Dec 6, 2010 - 11:12:20

Great job, Connie — love the flower and lace! Blessings, Gretchen

Dec 8, 2010 - 04:12:22

Such an adorable card – love using those stamps for Christmas. Great spot for the flower too!

Dec 15, 2010 - 07:12:19
Nerida said:

This card is so gorgeous, the flower, the bird cage, just a lovely christmas card.