Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Bird in the Flower Garden

Yes, I'm using another bird! I have really been into bird cards lately. I just adore them.

I was so unhappy with a card I made a couple days ago I decided to do another for one of the challenges I had entered. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #105 calls for using three patterned papers. Mine are all matching papers from a Mirabelle paper pack/The Paper Studio. I have used paper from this pad on my last two cards and I can't wait to use more of it. I think it's gorgeous.

I used a Flourishes stamp, Home Tweet Home. I stamped in Always Artichoke and embossed with Zing clear embossing opaque powder. I stamped, colored, cut out, and popped up the little bird.

I am using a sketch from Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #34.

I added some crinkled ribbon, die cut leaves, and a rose button. I popped my sentiment and it is all done.

I'm entering The Pixie Cottage challenge #57-sketch and/or embossing. I embossed my bird house and sentiment.

Stamps: Flourishes-Home Tweet Home
Paper: Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke, PTI cream cardstock, Mirabelle paper pack by The Paper Studio
Ink: Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke, Memento Desert Sand
Accessories: crinkled ribbon, rose button by La Mode Buttons, Spellbinders oval nestabilitie, QuicKutz leaves, Martha Stewart calling card label (cut in half) for sentiment


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stampin B's Design Team-Sympathy

I love the paper I'm using and didn't want to cover it so my card for the Stampin B's Design Team challenge, issued by Lois this week, is really simple. The challenge is for a monochromatic card and I thought these colors were really nice for a sympathy card.
I made my twisted ribbon flower and added a pearl brad to the center. Added lace, die cut leaves, and  a sentiment and that's it!

Hope you'll join us this week. If so, just add your card with the inlinkz tool here.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
Creative Belli Blog #111 Felt or Fabric
Forgotten Scraps-#3-Spring or Flowers (made my flower)
Simon Says Stamp-Make your own embellishment (I made my twisted ribbon flower and die cut my leaves)

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Our Family Tree
Paper: Stampin'Up! chocolate chip cardstock, Mirabelle paper pack-The Paper Studio
Ink: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Lace, Sizzix Branch w/leaves die cut, Ribbon from Mark's Finest Papers, Miscellaneous pearl brad

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Seeds and Flowers

NO, my paper is not cut crooked...that is the way it came...patterned on a slant. This week the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #105 is to use patterns-3 patterned papers. I am using a double-sided paper for 2 of mine (one is green with flourishes -look closely to see the design) and the other is the green and teal plaid (the slanted paper that came that way). My yellow dp is unknown. I am using a Flourishes stamp set called Seeds of Friendship.

All of the punched flowers are using the same patterned paper. I stamped some of the images on the petals of my large, punched flower and used a button on top. I punched a couple more flowers and added some microbeads. I can't believe I got them out because last time I was brave enough, I spilled a thousand of those tiny things. This time I was smarter and prepared, spilling only around three.
Good for me, huh? Improvement!
No, that twisted ribbon is not supposed to be a stem because that would make my flower sideways, wouldn't it?
It is just added for ribbon and some more yellow.

CR84FN Color Challenge #15-Use teal, yellow, and green  (See the graphic below) I just had to make a card using these awesome Spring colors.


Stamping Vacation-Lots of paper (paper that resembles cloth) plaid
Bunny Zoe's Crafts-challenge #9-Spring/Flowers Everywhere (punched flowers and button flower)

Stamps: Flourishes-Seeds of Friendship
Paper: PTI white and cream cardstock, My Mind's Eye/Abbey Road-Round and Round
Ink: Memento Pear Tart
Accessories: Button JHB from Hobby Lobby, Martha Stewart luster glass microbeads, glossy accents, yellow grosgrain ribbon, The Paper Studio punches-1", 1 3/8", 2" for flowers