Thursday, May 10, 2012

Birds and Friends Make Me Happy-CCEE Stampers

Many things make us happy and receiving this gorgeous stamp in the mail from my friend, Colleen Dietrich at Dietrich Designs was a happy day for me. Even better, it was a total surprise. Colleen knows I love birds and wanted to pass it along to me. Plus, she sent one of her gorgeous cards along with it.  A big thanks, Col!!! Oh, the name of the stamp by Inkadinkado is Birdsong (love that name).

Today is a new challenge at CCEE Stampers and it is to make your own designer buttons or brads. That was fun. I used a small flower punch, punched out two flowers for dimension. The top one was run through an embossing folder and covered with Glossy Accents. I added the blue rhinestones.

I added a Marianne Design Creatables Forest Branch and used the Martha Stewart French Scroll punch around the page. The circles are Spellbinders circle and scallop circle nestabilities.

The paper is PTI white cardstock, gray and black scraps. I love the designer paper but have no name on it.

The last two items to mention are the corner rounder and Copics.

Hope you'll make your own buttons or brads and come join us this week at CCEE Stampers.

I'll be entering this card into the Ways to Use It challenge #374 on Splitcoaststampers which is to make a card/project with a bird on it.



21 comments:

Sabrina said...

I really like the idea of embossing the top layer of a paper flower - I'll be trying that. It's a grey wet dreary morning today, it was wonderful to see your light, cheerful spring bird.

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is absolutely gorgeous....first the colors captured my attention...beautifully clean and bright.....then the framing brought my focus to the image which is absolutely stunning....and then the faux buttons....so sweet and clever....fabulous work, Brends

nwilliams6 said...

This is beautiful! I love that image and the colors are wonderful. Cute little buttons you made as well Benz. Great card and how fun you got a super pres from Colleen. Hugz!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This color combination is wonderful! I love your faux buttons, and the stamp from Colleen is beautiful.

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful. Those colors are so pretty together and I love the flower buttons. A very pretty image and I like those blue flowers.

NanaConnie said...

WOW! Gorgeous turquoise paper, Benzi, and wonderful punches flowers. Such an elegant card design.

Marisa said...

Nothing better than happy mail :) Love how you used the stamp and that punched frame is fabulous!

Basslady said...

sweet benzi, this is such an eye-candy! wow...striking colours...love it!

sunshine here in germany, yeah, love it!!!!!

hugs and kisses,
silvi xoxo

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Wonderful image and colors! Love the punched frame! It's so elegant!

Carol L said...

Oh my goodness, what a lovely card!! The colors look wonderful, and all the elements work wonderfully together, especially those punched flower/buttons! Beautiful!!

Pendra said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful card...stunning color combo! What a great friend and a great stamp! Had to check out what you have been up to since I was last here...gorgeous cards and thanks for the cloud tutorial, I always have a little trouble with them!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love birds, too, Brenda. How nice of your friend to send you the image. What a beautiful environment you gave your birds with these pretty colors and those sweet faux flower buttons. Beautiful card!

Lois said...

Love your flower-shaped buttons, Brenda!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Benzi, you did wonders with Birdsong!! I love everything about your card, especially the color scheme and the way you colored in the flowers with turquoise. I am so happy you got to use this little stamp! And did you get your light tent today? Thinking of you and hope you have fun with *that*, too!

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
So very pretty and elegant. I love the pretty bird and your wonderful buttons you created. And, the colors are lovely!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my goodness just STUNNING!~

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

Vicky Gould said...

So much attention to detail...what cool buttons! Beautiful as always, Brenda!

Emily Keaton said...

So elegant! Love those colors. How sweet of Colleen to send you such a beautiful bird stamp--I know that must have made your day!!!!

Bonnie said...

Amazing "buttons", Benzi! And that stamp was just made for you. Colleen is such a sweetie.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, a bird stamp that you didn't have ... didn't think such a thing existed ;)
Beautiful card, love your punch work and gorgeous colours.