Friday, May 4, 2018

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Today I'm sharing a card I created "just for fun" to play along with several of my favorite challenges. Would you believe I had three little kids climbing all over me and very intrigued with die cutting, embossing, sanding, and stamping while I made this? Me neither! Maybe I should have them over more often when I make cards since this is one of my favorite things I've ever created! (smile!)


I created my weathered background using the same technique I shared in THIS POST and the following supplies:
  • Cardboard
  • Martha Stewart Scoring Board (scored every 1/2 inch)
  • Elemer's Glue
  • Hickory Smoke Distress Paint (Ranger)
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink (rubbed over the paint when dry)
  • Picket Fence Distress Stain (rubbed over portions of the wall)
  • Sandpaper

Next I:
  • Die cut a window using the Conservatory Window Die from Sizzix
    • inked it with Picket Fence distress stain and sanded the edges
  • Die cut shutters using the Memory Box Shutter die
    • inked them with  Picket Fence distress stain and sanded the edges
  • Printed a watercolor bird from Mitrushova Art
  • Added some leaves die cut with Romantic Vines (Spellbinders die), embossed with the Victoria embossing folder from Cuttlebug, and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Added a few branches using the Fall Foliage Thinlits (Tim Hotlz)
  • Created crinkle ribbon using seam binding and Antique Lined/Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Using two small flower punches and some pearls I added floral accents
  • I stamped a sentiment from the Birdies stamp set (Dina Wakley) in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide -- cut it out with a Tag Die from Provo Craft and added a piece of burlap string


This post linked to:
STAMPlorations - Things With Wings + a tag
Apple Apricot - Simply Neutrals
City Crafter - Birds
Make My Monday - Embossing (Wet or Dry -- I embossed my leaves)
Simon Says - Animal Magic
Dies R Us - Flowers (Memory Box/Sizzix)
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
Double D Challenge - May Flowers

21 comments:

Darlene said...

WOW this is awesome Esther! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us and the ‘May Flower’ challenge over at Double D. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

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Deonna Bemish said...

Fantastic Rustic looking card Esther. I love birds and windows and crinkle ribbon. Just an all around perfect card.

Vicki robertson said...

Fabulous card, Esther! Love the earth tone colors and so many wonderful details! That window is amazing. Thanks for joining the Double D, "May Flower" Challenge.

Sara Barker said...

Esther, this is so pretty! I really adore your wood background, and will be trying your technique! What a lovely design, and how fun to have the kiddos helping you out! Hugs!

Gail said...

Beautiful card - love the background and layout - all of the elements nice work!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW - this is fantastic - LOVE the rustic feel with that wonderful bg and all the texture!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love birds and flowers! This is simply gorgeous!

Lace Age Girl said...

What a gorgeous bird card. I'm sure the children loved watching it happen.
Jesse

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, I love background and your shutters are so cool with the window. The bird is so life like, I do like how you have him nestled in the ribbon and pretty flowers, cute sentiment tag!

Barbara said...

I love the total weather look on this card. It is fabulous and grand!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge May Flowers. It could be a winner.
Barbara DT member

Birgit said...

This is stunning Esther! I so want to try your weathered board technique and I never think of it when I sit down to craft. I hope you don't mind me pinning this for a future reminder. Thanks for linking up with the DRU "Flowers" Challenge. Best of luck to you!

Maria said...

Fabulous creation with the bird, frame, and pretty white flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing card! I love your pretty wren and all the layers you created - beautiful 😁. Nice to meet you at Simply Neutrals Tuesday and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

Jennifer said...

This is very tweet! Love the wonderful "outside my window" scene you've created. The shutters and the crinkled ribbon are wonderful aspects!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at City Crafter, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sue - said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Esther, I absolutely ADORE this card, this frame, this bird! What a beauty and inspiration. These grungy colors are right up my alley!!! :) Hugs, Autumn

Marina said...

Congrats on being a Spotlight Artist at CCCB.

Wen Sylvestre said...

Hello Esther, nice to meet you through Simply Neutrals! I'm so sorry to be so very late with my blog round this time (and it being your first time joining us makes me feel very guilty!). Thank you for joining!
Your collaged card is gorgeous, wow! Beautiful textures you created here with the wood and window, twine, seambinding and those beautiful flowers and sweet bird.
Wishing you a happy week, hugs xx Wen of AppleApricot

Amy A said...

This is adorable! Thank you for playing along with us at the TAGplorations Challenge this month. We hope you join us again soon.
Amy- DT
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