Thursday, July 14, 2011

From rainboots/umbrellas to birdhouses

I'm back with one of Flourishes Noontime Challenges. It is a challenge where you could possibly win their entire July release and I'm liking what I see of those new stamps. This is their 'let's all case for fun challenge'.
Or, it may be called a Copy Cat Challenge. All you have to do is choose a designer from any of their teams and find one of their cards you like and case away.

I chose this beautiful and fun card of Leslie Miller's:

 It is so bright and cheerful. I LOVE birds, birdhouses, bird nests, bird eggs...you name it. So, I changed my image to Flourishes set Home Tweet Home and used the birdhouses and one of the small birds. The sentiment is from the Birthday Pennants set. I used a Cuttlebug strip 'Just my Type' at the top of my card to imitate stitching and changed the designer papers and cardstock colors. I paper pieced my birdhouses.

You can find Leslie's blog, Running with Scissors here. I love that name.

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Home Tweet Home and Flourishes Birthday Pennants
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Old Olive and Kraft, dp is from Paper Loft-wild daisies(bottom of card) and my die cut dp is Magnolia Ink-A Little Yummy for the Tummy...red plaid
Ink; Memento Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Leaves, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Martha Stewart Laurel Leaf punch, Spellbinders Poseabilities Flower Creations die cut, Spellbinders nested pennants die cuts, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Just My Type





14 comments:

Shirley said...

I like both of your cards. I like how you used the DP with your punched edge, the stitching, and how you did your tag with that cute little bird. On the second one is too fun and pretty too with the rain drops and that cute button for the boots and umbrellas!

Carol L said...

Great take on Leslie's card! I love all the little details and borders. That tiny bird looks so cute and I love how you did the sentiment!

Dawn B. said...

You picked a great designer to copy and the perfect stamps and paper to do it with.. This is perfect Brenda. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes. :)

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL!!~

Makiko Jones said...

Such a wonderful cased card Brenda!!

Leslie Miller said...

I'm so pleased you found inspiration in my card, Brenda! I love how it looks with the birdhouses and bird. That's a super cute idea!

Davi said...

Love those birdhouses and that dp and what a great job casing!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Benzi I like the way you have anchored the Happy birthday!

Hussena said...

what a cute and pretty card love the bird and birdhouses..

Pam~ said...

Awww, adorable, Brenda! Love the different style of birdhouses and your sweet little birdie! Great job CASing Leslie's card and making it your own!

Hope you have a great time in Huntsville and stay dry and cool.

Ravengirl said...

What a great CASE! Love it!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh what a fab birdie themed card Brenda! Love those little bird houses and gorgeous colours too!

Julie Hoffman said...

Great job on your CASE Brenda! Love the birdhouses and the happy birthday banner! Great layout too! Adorable!

Joanne (jojot) said...

hope you win, gf......you are such a good participator....I used to be and then dogs and real life have gotten in my way....I have so many wonderful 'virgin' stamps.......maybe I need to just 'go on vacation' in my stamp cave....lol

anyhooooooo.....your card really is gorgeous and truly inspired