Thursday, January 6, 2011

Out on a limb

Hello! Here's a card I completed for the Wednesday sketch challenge over at SCS. This is a great sketch with so many possibilities!


The branch stamp is from Memory Box. I colored it with Marvy Le Plume markers and huffed on it. Loved how it turned out on the ivory cardstock.

The black bird (raven or crow) is cut out from the Martha Stewart bird border punch. I punched a strip out and using sharp pointed scissors cut out two birds. One is directly glued to the paper and the other is popped up with foam tape.

The wood strip on the left side is actually real wood, its Asian cedar that is cut very thin. The green designer paper is hand made Washi paper that I got from a craft show a while ago. Dark brown cardstock is from American Crafts and the gold pearls are from the reflection line from M's.

At the last minute I decided to stamp the inside of the card to continue the theme. Again, it turned out pretty cool! What do you think?

10 comments:

Flip-Flop Creations said...

So beautiful Laurie! Great stamp, love that you stamped it on the insode also. ~jeni :)

Tammy said...

Lovely card that carries into the inside. Great layout too.

Jen Carter said...

This is really pretty! I love the little popped up bird! I'm sure that the inside is fabulous as well!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful card and love love love the bird especially the way you popped it up.

StampinCarol said...

Absolutely beautiful! Very serene and peaceful.

Teresa Jenkins said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors and layout!

Trudy Osborn said...

So beautiful! Love the colors you chose, great job with the sketch

Angela K said...

So lovely, I was just looking at some of that wood paper!

Marlene said...

Gorgeous card!

Chelsea said...

I love how you carried the theme to the inside and stamped the branches in there too! Gorgeous!