Monday, October 15, 2012

Partridge in a Pear Tree

I love this Vintage Partridge Tree stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  The image was colored with distress markers and then stamped onto white cardstock.  Then I ripped around the edges and sponged with gathered twigs distress ink.  Then background was sponged with the gathered twigs and stormy ski distress inks over white cardstock.  Then I stamp the Partridge in a Pear Tree saying all over the background with brown dye ink.  Then I embossed with the music note cuttlebug folder.  Sand the embossing to whiten.  Then I mounted the background onto aqua cardstock and adhered the Partridge tree onto the background.  I stamp the partridge again with embossing ink and embossed with brown embossing powder.  Then I cut out the partridge and popped him up in the tree.  The brown strip was cut to 2" x 4" and the ends were angle cut to create the ribbon end.  Adhere this to the card.  Because of the embossed background, I use ScorTape to adhere this piece.  It seems to work the best to keep it tacked down.  Finally I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and cut out with an oval die.  Leave the die over the paper and sponge again with both of the distress ink.  Remove the die and pop up onto the brown strip.  Add the green pearls and allow to dry.  I like the Viva Decor Pearl Pens, but any will work.  Be sure to check out the Prickley Pear blog to see what the Designers worked up for your inspiration this week! 

5 comments:

Jenn said...

I really love your pretty card Heidi! Great colors.

Jenn

Kina said...

Heidi, its beautiful! And you love Distress just like me. I just love it.

Lucy Chesna said...

beautiful card and love the design of it

Jessica Pascarella said...

That tree is so darling! Great card!

Michelle Pearson said...

very pretty card....love the color scheme and layout! :)