Sunday, 2 September 2012 this set

A version of this card was kindly shown on TV by Barbara Gray.

 You will need;
Birdcage set by Clarity stamps.
Versamark inkpad.
Talcum powder and small brush.
Big a juciy inkpad I chose Mountain Meadow.
Gold embossing powder.
A small lovebird mask made from a post it !
Clarity coated card.
Kay & Co card from Mira collection and Purple card to mat and layer.
Add ribbon if desired
Copy Paper & Splodgemat

Sprinkle talcum powder over card and brush off .....Put a piece of copy paper under the card.
Stamp Lovebird on card and wait to dry in this instance I did not do INK BLOT PLOT but stamped the first generation ink I used a corner of the mountain meadow for the purple and left to dry.
Put the mask over the now dry lovebird and with your brayer ink the LEFT part of the inkpad this is where the yellow is and you want the yellow in the middle gradually becoming darker towards the edge of the card. To do this Ink up the brayer and roll off onto the copy paper or mat so you have taken nearly all the ink off. From the Bottom Right of the copy paper,  spin the brayer across the card making sure that the Yellow is in the middle of the card and the darker colours on the edge . Now half the card should be coated in ink you may want to do this again to add depth of colour....the next step is to spin the card around so the Inky part is now on the left hand side and the lovebird upside down! repeat inking and go again still making sure the yellow is in the middle overlapping the previous brayering. Go again until you are happy you have the depth of colour you want.

Leave to dry.......Now Me being me sprinkled a bit more talc on here.....the makers of Johnson & Johnson would have been proud! brushed it off then take off lovebird mask and inked up the birdcage in Versamark and stamped it onto the now dry and sweetly smelling card! over the top of the lovebird.  Added the Pole type stamp and the big birds sprinkled gold embossing powder on it and heat embossed it with a heat gun. added swirls and sentiment gold heat embossed again.Add now sweet smelling card to purple card to mat onto the kay and co card and from there onto a card of your choice......xxxxx hope you like it


  1. A beautiful card Bernie, I love the colours and the way you've used the stamps. Not only does it look amazing, it must smell wonderful too x

  2. Absolutely stunning hun, I just adore those colours and how you have blended them and the image is beautiful
    Lindsay xx