Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I'm a Bird Lover!!! StampinB
I'm such a bird lover and my favorite bird is the Eastern Bluebird. This image certainly looks like that kind to me. As hostess this week for the Stampin' B's Design Team, I ask that we use a bird/birds on our card or project. This image was given to me last year by Carol aka Gingerbeary8(on Splitcoaststampers) along with this beautiful birthday card. Also, I won a card of Carol's on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and it was absolutely awesome. The envies are almost as beautiful as the cards.
I 'm not case-ing Carol's card
but I did kind of do some of the corners like hers and used my woodland branch punch because it just called for that. I know bluebirds don't like the woods unless they are really open and, from what I've read, prefer a lot of territory (about an acre) for nesting but I thought the woodsy punch looked just perfect with the birds and branches on it.
I made a flower using Spellbinders blossom die cut, stamping a design on it and using three coats of VersaMark for a shine. I then used my stylus to curl the edges a bit and added the brad to the center.
My card will be entered into Mark's Finest Papers Speedy the Cats Friends challenge #41-Geri asked that we use a self made flower.
My leaves are a die cut and I've loaded them with Stickles. I guess the glitter in my paper wasn't enough.
Colored my image with Copics and used a chrysanthemum punch for the corners.
My card is entered into these challenges, also.
EtsyInspired Challenge-My inspiration came from this wonderful store Daisy Petal Designs and this Fall Feather Fascinator is the item I loved and chose for inspiration.
This is what was under the photo, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. ~Henry Van Dyke
I love that and it is so true.
Pear Tree Design #35-Free for All
Craft Your Passion #44 - Anything Goes
Hope you'll play along with the Stampin' B's this week. Just link your card using the Inlinkz tool.
Or, if using Splitcoast, use the keyword StampinB.
Stamps: Inkadinkado Birds on Branch
Paper: Card base is Mark's Finest Papers from Grandma's Hope Chest Premium Paper Craft Pack, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy cardstock, Bo Bunny-Snowy Serenade
Accessories: Martha Stewart Woodland Branch edge punch, Martha Stewart Bird and Branch Corner Punch, Martha Stewart chrysanthemum punch, Making Memories antique copper brad, Sizzix Branch with leaves die cut, Lime green Stickles