June 17, 2008

Killing 2 birds with 1 stone?



Well that's the phrase, but I LOVE birds. Hmmm, well, I can't think of another one, so it'll do. I did this card for the Caardvarks micro challenge (Happy Birthday Dude!), and for the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You. I love the how it turned out. I used some paper I had aged myself. To make it I took regular cardstock and soaked it in some coffee on a cookie sheet. It had some coffee grinds in with it. I then drained the coffee off and left the grinds on the paper, and put it in the oven at a low temp. It baked the coffee grinds right onto the paper. When it was all dry I brushed off the remains of coffee and let it cool. I've had it for a while and haven't known what to use it on. I think it looks great on this card. The card foundation and back piece of brown scrap is Bazzill, and the patterned paper and dino are from Basic Grey(archaic collection). I also used a BG stamp(Ink splat)(it's great for a textured look with the VersaMark Pad) from QKD on the small pieces of paper.

17 comments:

E.T said...

Nice work! I'd like to tell you that in the comments section of 2 sketches 4 u, you have mistakenly typed only half your blog link.
No one will be able to view your page unless they click on your name blah blah. Comment again and leave a direct link!
The card's great!!!

louise said...

Great card, i have that dino, so thanks for the inspiration!

Laura Davis said...

Lindsay,
Wow this is such a cool card! I love that little dino:) Thanks for playing at 2 Sketches 4 You!!
Laura

Tanis said...

I totally love doing that, making 1 card for 2 challenges :)
NICE!!

lauren said...

oh WOW!!! i totally looooove this! that BG archaic is *fab* for this...especially with your specially-distressed paper!!! (i GOTTA try that with the coffee grounds!) AWESOME!!!

Kristen said...

What a great card! Love the dino! The Archaic line is so fun!

E.T said...

Hey thankyou so much for your comment on my card!
If your daughter would like it very much then I can send you a few coloured images of bratz and a couple of black and whites for her to colour. If you areinterested email me.

Nicole & Paul said...

Hey-I changed my blog address. It is now: myfabulousfour.blogspot.com

I'm removing my last name from everything. Make sure to change me!
Your so stinkin' talented!!

Bev said...

Oh wow! What a fab card!

Anita C said...

This is such a great card. My son would love this!

Kazan Clark said...

This is gorgeous! Love the fact that you could do a 2 4 1'er
:) Kazan

Lori K said...

SO adorable!

SmilynStef said...

Love how the sentiment is suspeded between the twine ... very fun card.

Daniela said...

Adorable card, love the colors.

Angela said...

LOVE how that turned out! Great job! Wish I had some coffee around to try that!!!

Lea L. said...

Great boy themed card, and cool technique! Great job with the sketch!

~Lea

Terrie B x said...

Oh This is a fab card:)x