Perches in the Soul

PP496 – A Clean-and-Simple

I had been thinking about this card for a few days and decided that today I would try out the idea. As PP is asking for clean and simple I figured it would work for their challenge. Stamp set is one I’ve had for a long time (gift certificate buy) and not really used much, I decided it was time I worked with it. Got it from Inspired by Stamping and it is called Sweet Aviary. The sentiment comes from a GKD set called Snow birds. The first thing I did was to dry emboss the hexagon frame which is from Crafters Companion. It is a fairly heavy thick die and each time I passed it through it either ripped the cs or creased it in places. In the end I took the best one and hand cut the shape out so I could use it cleanly. Before I did that I stamped the bird more or less in the center added some red glitter to it with a pen and when dry stamped the cage on top. Added some glitter to the cage with a Sakura gelly roll pen and then added the red sequins. I am completely out of tiny red gems so note to self is buy more. Because the glue came through the hole and I didn’t like it, I used a red perler pen and added a dot to each center. I am very happy with the result considering the initial challenge of getting the hexagon the way I envisioned.

19 thoughts on “Perches in the Soul

  1. Thanks – I’ve definitely improved in the area of CAS cards and I’m a lot more comfortable doing them now than I was.


  2. Thanks Judy, it took a bit of thinking to solve my initial dilemma but in the end I got it to work


    1. Thanks Lisa. Until recently I didn’t think I could do CAS cards very well at all. It is nice for my ego when others think something I’ve made is okay.


  3. Thanks, I like that sentiment too. It especially fits the times we are all experiencing right now to my mind.


  4. Very pretty CAS card my friend. The red dots are a perfect addition. No one would ever think you had a little dilemma with it, it’s perfect.

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  5. Thanks – Got a b’day card yesterday that had cages all over it. Now I have another idea for using this stamp set in the future.


  6. Very nicely done – and well worth all the effort you ended up having to put into it! It’s a lovely card – the pops of red are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at The Paper Players! 🙂

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