Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Birthday SFYTT

Here's a first: Today's card uses more non-SU product than it does SU product! How'd that happen? Now before you rush off to unsubscribe (you wouldn't, would you?) it's not likely to happen again very soon. I'm way too much of an SU girl to stray too far for too long :) I love JanTink's term: rubbah-dultery!

I used Jen del Muro's weekly Sketch for You to Try. Isn't it a fun one? Check out i{heart}2stamp to see the sketch, Jen's sample, and guest designer Joanne Basile's sample. Then be sure to visit Carole, Shannan, and Susan to see what they came up with using the sketch. Ready to play too? Use keyword SFYTT if you upload to SCS so we can all find each other's projects more easily.

The happy colors came from the patterned paper, which I believe is Bohemia/Barefoot by My Mind's Eye. For the scalloped circle behind the bird, I used nestabilities to cut both the scallooped circle and the inside circle from a Ruby Red scrap. The smaller circle die fits right inside the larger scalloped die, so you can make both cuts in only one pass through the Cuttlebug. I stamped the inside circle with the Linen background stamp using White craft ink then very heavily sponged the edges before sticking it back inside the scalloped outer ring. The bird and the sentiment strips are covered with crystal effects for some shine. The dry embossing is done with the newish Perfectly Paisley cuttlebug folder. I did a double mat in Ruby Red for the card base, with the inner layer heavily sponged just like the nestabilities inside circle.

Stamps: Anniversary Birds (by Verve Visual); Linen background and All Holidays (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, Stamper's Select White (Papertrey), dp (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, Palette Noir
Accessories: crystal effects, aqua painter, classic and scalloped circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), 1/4" circle punch, Ruby Red brads, corner rounder, dimensionals, Perfectly Paisley cuttlebug folder (Provo Craft), sponge daubers


  1. Gorgeous sample Amy!! Love the pretty!
    I am a SU! girl too but it's nice to just play with other stamps too :)
    I'm sure your readers will understand!

  2. So lovely! I want even more some nestabilies!
    Have a great day.

  3. Darling card, even if you are cheating on SU! LOL!! I love these anniversary birds from Verve.

    Love the tip on nesting the Nestabilities and cutting at the same time!!

  4. Hi Amy, love the card! I am new to nestabilities (can you believe it?) and heard that there are some problems with plate B breaking when fed through the Cuttlebug. How do you do it? THanks.

    Maureen from B.C., Canada

  5. Amy, this is wonderful!! I am really enjoying your designs!! :-) Your comment on "unsubscribing" because you used non-su stuff really cracked me up!! I know the feeling!!! :-) I just love the colors you used...and your bird is fantastic!! Have a great Easter!

  6. Amy, your work is fabulous! I enjoy visiting your blog and have chosen you to receive an award! Visit my log for the details.


  7. Wow, thanks for the tip about the Nestabilities! You'd think that would be obvious, but I'm slapping my forehead here. Now I have to go try it out!

  8. What a neat look this has! Love the colors!

  9. LOVE this! I may have to give this sketch a try!! Happy Easter, dear friend!!

  10. This is a gorgeous card. I love the colors.

    Congratulations on being today's featured stamper on SCS. I have admired your work for a long time and it is a well deserved accolade.

  11. Another amazing card!! Rubbah-dultery - too funny - but it's nice playing with other stamps once in a while too!! Congrats on being the featured stamper on SCS too!

  12. What an awesome sketch!! Love the colors on this card!!! I love that term rubbah-dultery too!! Sometimes people leave comments about how I have strayed away from SU stuff!!

  13. What a fun card. Those colors are just so happy! And I love those little white circles matting your brads. Beautiful stuff. I still get comments occasionally about straying from SU! too. I wonder why??? LOL!!! :)


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