Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You Hold My Heart

Tim Holtz + My Mind's Eye = Swoon!
Today's card started out as me just experimenting with my new Distress Markers (loving them!) on Tim's "Birdsong" stamp. Add in some gorgeous MME papers and pretty soon I had a lovely card in shades of grey and pastels. So soft and sweet. I'm really into warm grey tones lately...and no, I haven't even read that book yet (but yes, it's on my list).

A Detail:
  • I stamped our musical bird friend in chocolate and embossed with clear powder.  I then randomly added color with Distress Markers.  Here's the cool part...instead of using water to blend the colors, I used a healthy dose of Perfect Pearl Mist.  It gives the background such lovely shimmer.  The effect reminds me of the wallpapers popular back in the 80s...but in a good way!

Craft Your Passion Challenges: #125 - Emboss It
Make It Monday:  MIM #104
Catered Crop: No Stress to Distress Quickfire

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Sahara Sand’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline ‘Fiddlesticks’ 6x6
Stamps: Tim Holtz ‘Bird Song’
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Iced Spruce’; Distress Markers; SU! craft ‘Chocolate Chip’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Perfect Pearl’
Embellishments: Embossing powder ‘clear’; Bazzill paper flower ‘French Vanilla’; pearl; butterfly twill tape; leaf ribbon
Tools:  TH paper distresser, tiny attacher; Zig 2-way glue pen; Glue Dots; heat gun


  1. This was such a refreshing card to see this morning. I love it and you've used two of my fave's-MME & T!m Holtz. You can't go wrong with this combo can you lol. The embossing is fab but I love that you followed it up with Perfect Pearls. They add so much color and shimmer. Beautiful card Paper Squirrel and I love your motto. Hard, but true. ;-) Thanks for joining us at MIM for our linky party.

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  2. Wow, such a gorgeous card! Love what you did with the stamped image. Love it, love it!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Craft Your Passion this week.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Craft Your Passion
    August Guest Design Team Member

  3. Gorgeous card! I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

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  4. Just gorgeous! I love every little detail of this card. The gently coloured bird is stunning and the butterfly strip across the bottom is a wonderful element. Thanks for joining us this week for our embossing challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  5. Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

  6. This is awesomely beautiful!!! Love the bird, the embossing, the layering - ah, all of it!!!

    Greetings from Vienna,

    die amelie

  7. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!


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