Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hope Perches...

Hello, and happy Thursday to all!

So, have you ever had a card that totally just fell together? This card is one of those. I spent the afternoon with my friend Shirley yesterday, and we literally crafted ourselves into exhaustion! We tried several fun new things, a couple of which are on this card. I brought all of the pieces home, as just that - pieces. I intended to make a few cards. When I dropped them on my workspace last night, they just went together so well, that I decided to make ONE card with all the pieces!

The background is from the StampTV video that Gina K. had up yesterday. It uses a brayer and rubber bands, as well as heat embossing and distress inks. We had a lot of fun experimenting with this technique - we'd used brayers, rubber bands, and ink before, but never embossed with them! Head on over to StampTV and Gina will tell you all about it!

Shirley also wanted me to try a new technique that was in our Technique Junkie magazine this month. She had already done this technique, but wanted me to try it. I will be using it again and again! I love it!!! The stamp set is "Hope Perches", by the Angel Company. (Shirley is a TAC demo if anyone needs stamps or catalogs!!!)

I used her Nesties Labels Eleven to cut and mat, and cut one of the birds a bit outside the 'box'.

I used several colors of Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and I can't remember them all! The gorgeous ribbon is StampinUp! binding ribbon, that was sent to me by my good friend Amanda! Be sure to check out Amanda's blog - she is very talented, and I'm sure she'd help you if you needed some products too!!!

Hope you like it! Thank you for stopping by.

I also have an Itty-Bitty Blog candy winner! The last question was whether or not you listen to music while you craft, and if so, what type. The answers were:

No music
Josh Groban
Quiet - no music except for the birds chirping and singing
Television - NCIS marathons
Michael Buble
Lady GaGa

How's that for variety? Me, I have a STACK of CD's. They range from all of the above, to Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Ozzie Osbourne, Sarah Brightman, and many, many more.

The winner, by random 'names in a hat' is: Sue from Oregon! Congrats Sue! Email me with your snail mail address, and I'll get your Itty-bitty, Teeny Weeny candy out to you!

Patti J.

Food for thought: Humor is the WD-40 of relationships, which stops the creaking and groaning almost immediately!


craftieodmae said...

Glad it fell together 4 U, love the image!!! Your card is awsome!

Crystal said...

OOO this is FABULOUS Patti!!! LOVE that BG it looks AWESOME!! Hope you are having a great week sweetie!

Anonymous said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Congrats to Sue!
Hugs xx

A Consuming Passion said...

Sounds interesting Patti love the look of your background!

Mau xx said...

Sounds like you had fun Patti, the card is gorgeous what great colour combo. everything goes together beautifully. Love your Food for
Hugs Mau xx

Dawnll said...

Oh I love the new techniques! I will have to check them all out.
Sounds like fun.
Wonderful card to put together sweetie.

Iris said...

Patti, that is gorgeous as all of your creations are!! Love those colors and the fun techniques are something I must try myself! All those songs must sound great!{ but not all together at the same time!)

Love it!


Chelsea said...

Awesome card Patti! I love that set!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Great combination of techniques... makes for an awesome card GF!

Sue said...

Love the background and the birds, nest, and sentiment. Sounds like you and Shirely stamped your little hearts out, isn't that fun! Great technique, beautiful card.


Betty Benton said...

What a wonderful card -- glad you and Shirley had fun trying out new techniques!!

CraftinGranny said...

Stunning creation! Love those colors! "Hugs" Carol

Glittered Paws said...

OMG - love how it all came together - and I am so happy you loved the technique. See what great minds can create when we get together?? And I love that ribbon - I am going to have to check that stuff out - or I may have to look in my sewing cabinet and see if I have some seam binding in there.

Bonnie Weiss said...

You certainly mastered the background technique, to create a perfect card.

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Patti .... great job on your background!

Curt in Indy said...

I never miss an episode of Stamp TV, but I rarely try the technique. Yours turned out so beautifully that I'm going to have to try it. This card is absolutely stunning. Love the colors you chose. What was the "other" technique you said you used? Best, Curt