As a new Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I have a limited amount of supplies in my collection. One of the fun things to do with other Stampin’ Up junkies, ahem, enthusiasts, is to swap and share stamp sets. A good friend of mine was gracious enough to lend me a set I’ve had my eye on for the last year but haven’t yet purchased, Aviary. In the next few posts, I’ll be creating some cards using this set. Today’s card is going to be for my sister whose birthday is coming up in August. Hopefully she won’t see this post, it wouldn’t be quite the same surprise if she does.
I want to point out that I made a goof with this card, but covered it up to save paper. Those of you with careful eyes may have noticed that on the tree one of the flowers is missing. I inked the stamp with markers, and the Raspberry Ripple marker ink color is very close to the red color of the rubber, and I forgot to ink one of the flowers. When I noticed a gap in the lowest branch where the flower should be, I decided to just connect the line with my Old Olive marker. While I think it’s a glaring mistake and my eye goes right to the spot, I don’t think my sister will even notice.
Another couple little notes. To get the look of brads on the front of the card, but without the “feet” sticking through to the inside of the card, I stuck the brads through only the pink layer before I assembled the card. Also, I raised up the birdcage with some dimensionals to give it some… dimension! Finally, a word about the In Colors. A wonderful way to get a little of all the colors of card stock and ink is to purchase the card stock and pad kit (#126835 for the 2012-2014 colors, and #122993 for the 2011-2013 colors).
Paper: Whisper White card stock (#100730), Raspberry Ripple card stock (#126842), Floral District Designer Series Paper (#126919).
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers (tree) (#113252), Aviary (#120462), Sweet Essentials (sentiment) (#126457).
Ink, etc.: Chocolate Chip (#126979), Old Olive marker (#100079), Raspberry Ripple marker (#126856), metallic brads (#119741)