Friday, February 5, 2010

Birds of a Feather--Artistic Outpost

My crafting time has been rather limited for the past month but everything is back to normal now so I have time to show you a couple of projects that I created for the January Release at Artistic Outpost.

Birds of a Feather is a wonderful set and birds are always so perfect for almost any occasion.  Here is my note card created with this beautiful set:

The embossing is done with a Quikutz embossing folder.
The oval was outlined with the copic airbrush system as well as the coloring on the robin.
I wanted to keep it rather simple so only tied a brown checked ribbon at the top. 
This would be a wonderful iimage and design (if I do say so myself) for a set of gift cards.

Next I created a simple bookmark using the stamps from the Paris Exposition stamp set which was also released in January:

Very simple design.  I cut a strip of white cardstock 2X6. The corners were punched with the MS fancy corner punch (the one that has the coordinating border punch).   The hole for the colored fibers was punched with a 1/4 inch SU hold punch. 
The balloon themed stamps were the ones that I chose for this bookmark.  The images were stamped randomly down the bookmark using Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with copic marker in shades of blue. 
The edges were sponged with brown and blue distress ink and the faux stitching was done with a SU brown journaling pen.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Be sure to check out the Artistic Outpost blog and store for all of their wonderful stamps and inspirational projects by the DT.

See you tomorrow with a Riley and Company Valentine card.

Happy Coloring!!



betty benton said...

I love your robin card, Cathy! I was busy watching several of them bathe in a puddle outside our front window yesterday!

Lynn Stevens said...

Your Robin is Lovely Still the reining QOC !!so glad to hear your life is returning to normal.
Hugs GF!!!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the elagance of your card...and the soft pretty edges of your tag! Hugs Juls