Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Home



My little birdie just moved into his new home and there are leaves so it must mean Spring has come. NOT at my house. Still cold as ever and expecting some snow tonight...maybe a few inches.
 I never have a card for someone moving into a new home so I took this opportunity while I'm entering Flourishes FTTC104-Button Up challenge to make one. Maki, the hostess this week said to use buttons on your card or project.

I made a very simple, one layer using Flourishes Home Tweet Home stamp set. I colored the leaves, bird,  and branches with Copics and Tombows. Added a crinkled ribbon, twine, and a button. I cut out and popped on my little bird and it's finished.

My card was also inspired by the challenge at Etsy Inspired Challenge -EIC125. My inspiration came from this wonderful Wild Leaves Hair Clip at Daisy Petal Designs.     
The leaves inspired me to use my Flourishes stamp with a branch and leaves and a pretty button.

My card is also for the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown #35 to use buttons on your artwork.
I've had this elegant button for a few weeks  and it has been begging to be used..so this is the challenge for me.

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Home Tweet Home
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Brown crinkled ribbon, JHB button, twine, Copics, Tombows

22 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Benzi :) Love the way you used the ribbon to anchor the branch. Lovely card.

Cindy Haffner said...

So PRETTY!

Colleen Dietrich said...

WOWZA! Benzi, I love, love, love it. Perfect placement of everything on a clean, beautiful background. The wrinkled ribbon is gorgeous, as is that to-die-for button. Awesome job, Prez!

Dawn B. said...

This is awesome Brenda.. I LOVE that button embellishment.. Great set for this challenge and a new home owner... Love it..

Jackie said...

Your card is sooo gorgeous! I love it....thanks so much for playing with Etsy this week & sharing your beautiful work!!!

Carol L said...

I can't imagine a sweeter way to welcome someone to their new home! This is just such a sweet card, and it really gives me a strong sense of spring........which I DON'T get from looking out of my window! LOL
Stay warm, and I hope you don't get too much snow this time around! We're actually about to warm up here in PA with temps forecast near 50 for the weekend! Woot!
Take care now :)

Makiko Jones said...

Simply beautiful Benzi! I love the button you used! Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful creation! I LOVE that crinkly ribbon, and that button is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGoodness....Brenda.....this is stunning....in its simplicity it has so much class and eye appeal...and what wonderful coloring....fabulous button...I just love it ALL

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a gorgeous design Benzi. Love all of the beautiful elements...especially that stunning button. So glad to see you join in and play with us over at Etsy Inspired. :)

Davi said...

Benzi this is a wonderful beautiful card!! A perfect C&S card!!

Emily Keaton said...

This is just the sweetest, Benzi!! What an awesome one-layer card. Super button, fantastic layout, lovely ribbon. What's not to love here? You nailed every single one of the challenges you played in. Super work!

Emily Branch said...

Totally GORGEOUS card!! I love how the seam binding is the where the branch is stemming from!! The coloring is SOOOOO pretty! Love that button too! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!

Basslady said...

i am a great fan of bird-stamps...and it is wonderful to see, how you arranged the image with the ribbon...your style is so noble and delicious...everytime a great inspiration to me...

many hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Pam~ said...

Another beautiful card showing off one of your gorgeous birds!

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is wonderful! The simplicity is stunning! Love the "concept of spring", too! It must be warm somewhere! I know what you mean about the cold. It surely has been a blah winter! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC!

FairieQueene said...

You won EtsyInsired this week! Check out the blog for details!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, congrats on your Etsy win! This card is *definitely* a winner in my book. Have fun choosing a stamp set!

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations for winning EIC this week, Benzi! Have fun picking out your prize. You are really going great guns on the challenges now, and all that participation is really paying off. Way to go, my friend!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh Benzi, what a perfect CAS card! Well done on using that gorgeous button ... I'm afraid I have a wee pile of 'too nice to use' stuff which I look at and then put away again!!
Congratulations on your win at Etsy!

Bonnie said...

I love this, Benzi! That crinkled ribbon and beautiful button are perfect for the CAS design!

creativenimi said...

You are absolutely awesome. Lovely work.Gr8 inspiration to start my day.