Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Beverly Sizemore: Life's Song

We have bird-themed elements decorating several rooms in our house. There are birdy glass canisters in the dinette, ceramic birdy salt and pepper shakers in the kitchen, a vintage-style clock with an oil-rubbed bronze bird perched at the top in the hallway, and even more items upstairs.

That's one of the reasons I love 11161MC Birdbath & Feeder Clear Set (drawn by artist Nancy Baier):

It's also why I was thrilled when Beverly Sizemore used this set to create her beautiful bird card:

If you're a bird fan like me, you'll be happy to see how easy it was to put together!

Beverly created a tag-on-card design, starting with a pretty teal patterned cardstock that was adhered to a kraft tag using Mod Podge:

Since the Mod Podge was a gold shimmer variety, it was also perfect for highlighting the edges of her torn image and sentiment panels, which were stamped with teal ink:

Did you notice the charming little nest filled with eggs? I just adore this embellishment.

"My advice is to USE your supplies," suggests Beverly. "For years, I would buy papers and embellishments, and "save" them for just what I’m not sure. I guess I was "collecting" them! When I started submitting to the magazines, though, I learned to use my newest supplies and not save them."

Hooray for not saving the nest for her stash! She also pulled out some grosgrain ribbon and distressed the white-stitched edges so they would have a more vintage appeal:

Beverly added a stamped birdy panel and words torn from patterned paper, too.

Once all of her pieces were assembled onto the kraft cardstock base, her gorgeous project was complete:

Many thanks to Beverly for today's creative inspiration. Hope your heart is filled with a happy song, Inky friends!

Ink Pads: Archival Dye in Glacier Lake - Clearsnap, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo - Ranger

Paper: Various - Diecuts With A View,

Accessories: Tag Diecut - Sizzix, Chipboard - Grafix , Bird’s Nest - Prima Marketing, Ribbon - Michael’s, Foam Tape - Scotch/3M, Mod Podge in Shimmer in Gold - Plaid

1. Trim kraft brown cardstock for card base. Trim teal cardstock and tear bottom edge. Go over torn edge with gold shimmer Mod Podge. When dry, adhere to base.

2. Using a large tag die, cut chipboard and patterned paper. Apply Mod Podge to paper and adhere to chipboard tag.

3. Stamp bird feeder image with Glacier Lake ink pad on kraft brown cardstock. Tear edges and paint edges with shimmering gold Mod Podge. Adhere to top of tag. Tear patterned paper so that “post” and “card” are showing. Adhere to tag with Mod Podge in lower right corner. Secure bird’s nest in lower left corner of tag. Set tag aside.

4. Stamp small bird image five times with Glacier Lake ink pad. Tear edges and adhere to lower left side of card base with gold shimmer Mod Podge.

5. Stamp sentiment and tear edges. Apply gold shimmer Mod Podge on torn edges.

6. Rub Vintage Photo ink on ribbon to darken and distress. loop at top of tag.

7. Adhere chipboard tag to right side of base. Adhere stamped sentiment to upper left with foam tape for added dimension.


Jennifer Scull said...

that is such a gorgeous stamp set by Nancy. love how this card came together with it. Mod Podge all gold and sparkly? better look into that! ;)

Sue D said...

Love how this card came together. I like the use of gold shimmer Mod Podge and the cute nest embellishment.

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