06 December, 2020

A little birdie


I'm not going to tell you what is inside.  I love this sentiment because it goes for all kinds of occasions.

The alcohol ink in the background is on acetate, very tricky to photograph and looks a bit washed out because of reflection I think... so there are more pics than usual.

The frame is several layers, white on top/black under, with inking, misting, dribbling, splattering, then an underneath black frame to give some depth.  I love how the misters, inks, sprays etc have interacted with each other.  Birdcage & bird are also a few layers thick; I also cut out one of the bars of the cage to let the bird out!

The base card is stamped on directly with a vintage script and splattered.

Bird & Cage die: Memory Box

Frame die: Nellie Snellen

Script stamp:  Rubbadubbadoo

Sentiment stamp: magazine freebie

Ranger alcohol inks on acetate

Also: ribbon, Shimmer Spritz, DecoArt Media black, Distress Ink Oxide Sprays - sprayed & splattered.

Shared on challenges:

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Janette said...

Gorgeous card Carol and the splatters and dribbling paid off, it all looks gorgeous.x

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card Carol, love the background, layers and the gold bird just pops off the card.
Linda xxx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous background, Carol, and I love your little golden birdie atop!! So glad you could join us for the Die Cut Diva Challenge this month!! Linda Diva DT

Cindy C. said...

It looks wonderful, love the golden bird on the alcohol inked background! Thanks for playing along our December challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Arlene said...

Gorgeous background and such a lovely card. I like all the techniques you used. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our December "Anything Goes" challenge.

Suze said...

Beautiful card Carol. This looks like it would have been a lot of fun to make. I like that you let the birdie out of the cage.

hazel said...

Lovely card,thanks for joining❤️