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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Sing Your Song

It's my Mum's birthday on Monday and so I've made this card for her.  I don't know why, but I find cardmaking really challenging.  I think it's because you can do absolutely anything as there's no photo to consider so I'm spoilt for choice and my indecisive side takes over!  I start off well by gettting stamps and papers and inks out but end up with the most enormous pile so that I'm still no further forward!  

Anyway, I decided to use this new bird stamp by Stampendous which is gorgeous and a great size.  I stamped it with archival onto mulberry paper and tore it out.  I coloured the bird with pencils before using Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar and Vintage photo distress inks.  As it was still too bright I spritzed it with Tea Stain re-inker diluted in water and then I gave it all a spray with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold.

The background was a combination of vintage dictionary paper and old music which I stamped with birdcages, swirls, words and little insects.

I cut the words from the edge of old music and distressed them with vintage photo.  The little plaque was stamped onto a piece of Mariposa paper by DCWV.

I added two layers of lace along the bottom which I spritzed with chalkboard ink to match and I finished the card with some gold ink all around the edge.

I am entering this card into Divas by Design Challenge 61 Anything Goes, Gingerloft GL52 A Touch of Gold and Fashionable Stamping Challenge 34 - Musical

Off to make a cake now ... xx 



  1. I'm sure your mum will love this wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  2. What a beautiful card. Love the torn image on the collaged background.
    Thanks for joining our musical challenge at FSC

  3. Wow- what a fabulous card you have designed- Mum is sure to love it! I love the fabulous image- the sparkle and the BG music and the sentiment panel as well...!

  4. You've achieved a lovely collage effect. I love it.

  5. What a beautiful card! Love what you did with the "music" theme and your mom will love her birthday card! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  6. Fab card love the image.

    Thanks for joining us at gingerloft.


  7. This is delightful, your Mum will love it!

  8. Beautiful card, Alexa! Love your mix of papers. Bet your Mum will too!

  9. This is so beautiful! Love your inking techniques. Happy birthday to your mum!

  10. Your Mum and my Dad share the same birthday Alexa.
    This is gorgeous with a wonderful shabby appearance to it and I love the layers.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC.

  11. What a wonderful collage card for your mom. I hope she has a Happy Birthday!
    hugs Lynn

  12. Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time.


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