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Thank you for stopping in and looking around. I am an admitted paperholic and try to participate in all things stamped. In the past I have taught classes on unique techniques at our LSS and have loved every minute of it. My mind continues to want to create and share. I garner my inspiration from fellow bloggers, our LSS, and some of the horticulture magazines that come in the mail. Simple pleasures in life make me smile and that includes a simple yet elegant card or piece of paper that I see potential. Please feel free to share your work with me as I share my work with you. Enjoy your visit!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A "Masculine" card

Well, now you've done it.  Someone told me my cards were worth putting into challenges, so I figured if you think so, then I will.  I have had my friends tell me that, but they could just be being nice, and I appreciate that ;)  So, I am in the process of making cards for some of our pastors for appreciation for thier time and service in our church.  This one is for our Associate Pastor.
 As you can see I started out with a piece of chocolate cs that I embossed using Tim Holtz Woodgrain.  Layered that and sprayed it with Lindy's Starburst Cocoa Bean Copper.  Next cut out ovals with Spellbinders and matted them together  Next I die cut Bird and Branch, also Spellbinders, and sprayed the branch (cs brown) with Lindy's Witches Potion Purple

and then painted the bird  (PTI white cs)with Shimmerz Blueberry Cobbler and Apricot (I love blue birds), the wing was accented with cream cs swirl leftovers and then add some highlights with Rangers Perfect Pearls Blue Patina.

The squared corner work is Sizzix and the cream Kaleidoscope strip is Spellbinder's also.  Banner Tag is Spellbinder's, the sentiment and Banner outline is LOC (Layers of Color).  All inks used are Tim Holtz Distress (Antique linen and Old Paper).  Last but not least, pearls are from Kaisercraft.  I wish you could see this in person.  All of the sprays I have used have this all just sparkling, the blue bird feathers shimmer just like they would if you looked at them in person.  I love Shimmerz paints, they spread easily and evenly and clean up with water. Great stuff :)  Thanks for looking!


Cindy Lou


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Cindy!! Love the wood background, your use of dies and texture, and your embellishing on the bird.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

This is fantastic! I love the card you made and all of the texture on it. Thanks for joining us this week on SpeedyTV for the challenge. I hope you can join us again next week.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a wonderful design with this beautiful bird, Cindy! You have created a fabulous masculine card!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Cindy, Great card. I love the paper that looks like real wood. Amazing work. Thanks for joining us this week for our first challenge, We hope to see you again next week.

Carol L said...

This is a great masculine card with all the woody background you've created! I love the bottom border and corner treatments too! NJ!!

Benzi said...

Oh, I am such a bird lover...so glad I got to see this beautiful card. I love that die cut bird/ branch and the Tim Holtz wood grain folder is just perfect for it.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.

redwasher1 said...

Cindy, this is a gorgeous masculine card!!

Janine said...

Great masculine card - I am sure the pastor will appreciate it.

Ravengirl said...

This is lovely, with beautiful layers!