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Shopping Trip Card

Shopping Trip Card

By: Artistic Guide, Nancy Thaut


A couple of weeks ago I went into a local stamp store, just to look around.  Well, I didn’t leave empty handed.  I purchased three small die-cuts and one stamp.  When I got home I couldn’t wait to see what I could do with my new toys.

I first looked at the memory box stamp and knew I wanted to use white ink.  I went through my stash and found a sheet of black paper that had been painted with Met Olive Green Lumiere metallic acrylic paint.  I stamped the stamp branches with white Fresh Ink pigment ink and embossed with glitter embossing powder, mounted on black paper and set aside.

I knew I had some designer paper with birds on it and went through my paper pads until I found a sheet in the Sunshine Cardstock paper by Lost & Found and cut it to fit (4.125” x 5.375”) the card base.

Next I punched out the 4 die-cut pieces with my Cuttlebug, using scraps of white glossy paper and tan paper.  The birdcage was centered over the paper bird design.   White embroidery floss was attached to the cage ring and taped to the back of the printed paper.  For the ringed buckle I ran some ribbon through the center of the buckle and wrapped around the stamped piece.

After I punched the two flower pieces from tan paper, I used a cotton swab and ink to add color to the centers of the flowers.  Next I curled the petals with a stylus on a sculpting pad and added a brad to the center.

Lastly I put all items on the mounted card base with pop dots.  And here is my finished card.

It's really cool to go home and use new toys right away, instead of  stashing them somewhere and forgetting you have them!

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8 Responses »

  1. Susan,
    Not sure where you live but the Vintage Bird Cage 1.2” x 2.4” diecut package shows a website.
    Check this site: http://memoryboxco.com/dies.asp
    Hope you can find it. They had this in 2 sizes, that is why I listed the dimensions.

  2. Love what you did with your wonderful crafty buys....would love to know where to get the bird cage from really cute!

  3. Thank you, I had a great time with it. Becky, I also have a stack of paper that's I couldn't use all of in 10 lifetimes. I also h.ave more stamps than I need but it sure doesn't stop me from buying more. I just find that I just don't buy as many stamps at a time 🙂

  4. Beautiful card! You made a great haul on your shopping trip!

  5. I really like all the layers you created!! The card came together beautifully!!! If I made a card that pretty it would almost be hard to give it away!! ha ha ( just like when we buy pretty paper and never use it!)

  6. Hi Barbara, the stamp is by Memory Box.

  7. I love the stamp. Who is it by?Beautiful.