Sunday, 13 May 2012

Bird Cage

Thought I'd try something a bit different after I went to 'Happy Stampers' rubber stamp show yesterday in Port Sunlight, Wirral. I bought this beautiful stamp from Dimension Stamps and, after watching their You Tube tutorial, had a go at creating this. I've tried to add my own mark on the card and changed a few things. The stamped images were heat embossed using clear pigment ink and black embossing powder directly onto the background paper. The images have been cut out and the bird cage attached to the flourish with jump rings. The flourish is attached to the card using foam pads. I had difficulty getting the right colour on the card candy -they looked a bit flat, so,  they have been heat embossed with black embossing powder also - a bit tricky, but worth it! Hope you like it. 

Products used:

  • White and dark green card from stash
  • Trimcraft, First Edition papers 'Bird Song'
  • Paper embossed using 'Flower Fantasy' Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Artemio swirl stamp -ref 10001038
  • Dimension Stamps -Bird cage
  • Ink it up clear embossing stamp pad
  • Stampendous 'detail black' embossing powder
  • Green Ribbon from stash
  • Punched flower border using Martha Stewart Floral Lace border punch
  • Craft creations black border sparkly peel off
  • White card candy -heat emobssed with black embossing powder as above
Challenges entered:


  1. This is beautiful Maxine, I love the colours and gorgeous images. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps this week, good luck with the challenge x

  2. Really beautiful card Maxine!
    Thanks for your comment and
    for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck, welcome again tomorrow;-))m

  3. Hi Maxine your card looks really elegant I love how the cage is suspended from the swirl love Linda

  4. Hi Maxine your card looks really elegant I love how the cage is suspended from the swirl love Linda

  5. A lovely graceful card looks like you found a lot of inspiration at Port Sunlight this week-end. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  6. simply beautiful and love the cage and the flourishes
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. This is stunning, your embossed background is lovely, and I do like how you've attached the beautiful birdcage. Port Sunlight was great, you sound like you really enjoyed it - I spent a fortune but had a ball! Thanks for sharing your card with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

    Maria x

  8. I love this -- that stamp is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy!

  9. Very pretty! I love the stamp too. Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge!