Friday, January 21, 2011

Bird on a Branch card

My birthday card stash is running really low.  I did some of these for my Mother who needed some birthday cards, too.  Most of our friends and family have winter and spring birthdays so I'd better get busy and make some more.  This one is based on the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.  See more cards at:  PPA77

Project Notes:

  • The branch and flowers were cut with the Straight from the Nest cartridge on the Cricut.  A drop of Glossy Accents fills the centers of each flower.
  • I used colored pencil to fill in the swirls on the stamped bird. He is stamped in one my new favorite colors, Colorbox's Prussian Blue.  This is very close to Stampin' Up!'s new Marina Mist.
  • I goofed up stamping "Happy Birthday" directly on the card front or maybe it was the Angels Mist I had put on first but anyway, it smeared.  So I restamped it on another piece of Marian Mist, scalloped the edge and gave it a layered look.
  • The matching envelopes are stamped with the entire bird and branch image in Old Olive.
Doesn't that Certainly Celery ribbon really go with the new Pear Pizzazz?  I love it when the old stuff blends in with the new.  Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Birds Galore by Inkadinkado, All Holidays (greeting) from SU!; Text Style from PTI
DSP and Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist from SU!
Ink:  Prussian Blue Fluid Chalk from Colorbox; Dusty Concord from Ranger
Ribbon:  Certainly Celery from SU!


  1. Great card - love the colors! I also like to make cards to stock up for birthdays. I also need to create a stash of Get Well and Sympathy cards.

  2. Great card. I too have been working on my stash. As I make cards for swaps I make an extra one or two for myself. Then I have them when needed and give the rest to my friends and family as gifts.

  3. Sometimes our boo-boo's make the card look even better and I do like your scalloped border! Nice color combination!

  4. Very pretty color combination! The glossy accents were the perfect touch!


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