Thursday, October 4, 2012

Inspired By Stamping - The Empty Birdcage


This week's Inspired By Stamping Challenge inspiration photo - with its browns, creams and greens - made me sigh --


I want one of those for MY front door!

I chose Sweet Aviary and Fancy Label 18 sets from IBS for my card:


This turned into a sympathy card, with subdued fall colors.  Here is the inside of the card:


It can be given to someone who has lost a beloved pet, or it can be used for human loss, too, with its symbolism.

This gorgeous paper rose is also from the store at IBS.


Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you get a chance to play along with us.  :-)



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Sweet Aviary, Fancy Label 18, All Year Wishes I - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, patterned - SU
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Walnut Stain - Ranger
Fibers: Scallop Crochet Trim - Inspired By Stamping; twine - Creative Impressions; green satin ribbon - Michael's
Other: Cream Paper Flower - Inspired By Stamping; pearl brad - Bride's (wedding section of Michael's); pearls

24 comments:

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just gorgeous Colleen. I love that door decoration too! Your cards are always so special to look at. Beautifully done!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card Colleen. I really like your colour choice & your bow is so beautiful ! Shirleyx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeee the colors, the bow, the pearls and love love love that birdcage!!!!

Kristi S said...

So pretty! I love the colors and stamps!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is pure scrumptiousness, Colleen! LOVE the rich greens and soft creams! And all your textural layers are absolutely delish! LOVE!

Benzi said...

Love the colors on this gorgeous card, Colleen. I'm with you about the inspiration piece..would be lovely on a door.

Lisa said...

Your colors are just the dreamiest Colleen and I LOVE the sweet bird cage! BEAUTIFUL card ;)

Marisa said...

Love this colour combo so many have to squeeze a card in!! Your papers and card are fabulous!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the papers and stamps you chose for this very comforting sympathy card, Colleen! Gorgeous bow and flower, too!

Annette said...

gorgeous...love the image and the die is perfect...

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card, perfect for a sympathy card. Deb x

Joanna M. said...

Such a beautiful card Colleen! I love how you framed the bird cage! And also showed us the inside of the card too! Just beautiful! Hugs, joanna

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful card - I particularly like the shade of green you've chosen and the layout is lovely. Elizabeth

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card!

Andrea Ewen said...

This is beautiful, Colleen...I love the regal colors, the gorgeous twine accents and pearls!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous card - I adore the inside too! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Stunning dear just stunning!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! Green is my fav color!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these papers and that ribbon and that cage! LOVE it all! I LOVE how you stamped on the inside too!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it!

Maria said...

Wow! Awesome bird cage, so pretty! Lovely dp, ribbon, and flower, too! A very elegant and pretty card inside and out! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

Sherrie K. said...

WOW, Gorgeous card Colleen!!! I love this color pallet! The papers are beautiful and love the trimmings, ribbon and brad:) Great design!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful card. Janny

Martha H. said...

WOW! This is a gorgeous card! I love the paper you used and all the delicate embellishments..

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sympathy card! Love it!

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