Monday, January 14, 2008

Two "Birds" with One Stamp

This weekend was beyond crazy busy! Work, SU Open house, cheerleading (dd, not me,) moving furniture to prepare for flooring put in today (yea!) and then work again. During all this in the back of my mind was the blog sketch challenge hosted by Kim Reid at Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner. The prize- a Magnolia Tilda stamp! I (heart) the images of this little gal. There are some with curly pigtails that so... remind me so much of my little Rachel (proud owner of new flooring in her bedroom, once again- yea!) Anyway, I needed a birthday card for a stampin' friend so I thought I'd take care of both at once. Unfortunately, my card did not win but I still have the birthday card that I needed so I see it as a winning situation! A couple of items of interest for this card- the main image is from the Inkadinkado set Birds Galore (thank-you, very much Amy Westerman for enabling me on that one)! I was unable to find this set locally OR on-line. Amy shared that she had purchased hers from Archiver's but alas, we are Archiverless (nearest one is in Atlanta 4 hours away- did someone say "road trip?") Anyway, I have 2 dear friends, a mother/daughter team who are incredibly talented scrapbookers and stampers that happen to live in Austin, TX. The mother, Belinda, was so... very sweet to get this and mail it to me- I love you, Belinda. On a side note, you should really visit her daughter Chris' blog "For Love of Paper" to see what this incredible gal has going on! Anyway, so now I have my treasured birds! I wanted to add some color to the focal image so I added Ruby Red Liquid Pearls to the berries on the image. The layout really felt naked without ribbon and I felt that it needed photo corners in keeping with Kim's sketch. So I highlighted my corners with ribbon. By adding Dew Drops to Karen Foster Loop brads and tying some sparkly ribbon through them, I got just the look I wanted. Although, it didn't win the challenge, it was a lot of fun to make and I really like to ribbon corner accents if I do say so myself. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Birds Galore card recipe:
Stamps: Baroque Motif, Inkadinkado- Birds Galore, Sentiment- PTI Faux Ribbon
Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive, Memory Box PP Enlighten
Ink: Old Olive, Ranger Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distressing Ink
Accessories: Prima flower, American Craft ribbon, Karen Foster brads, Ruby Red Stickles, Paper Piercer, Scor-Pal, Dew Drops

18 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE, love, love this card Beth! What are they going to do with the two of us and our bird obsession? What's going to happen when birds are OUT and something else is IN???? AHHHHHH!

Hugs,
Amy

Julia Stainton said...

I just adore this bird stamp and you've totally rocked it! fabulous!

Bethany Paull said...

We don't have an Archiver's either. I am so coveting your bird stamp! And what an amazing card. Seriously GORGEOUS!

Rose Ann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Beth!! I totally love everything you've done on this amazing card!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Super Sweet....I really love everything about this. (((Hugs)))

MEG BEE said...

Very pretty card. Love those spring colors!

Hugs,
Michelle

CAKVD said...

I LOVE this card!! The colors are perfect. The design is perfect. The embellishments are perfect! Well done!
Cheryl

Jill said...

This is really beautiful Beth! Everything about it is just perfect! I think your creations just keep getting better and better.

All Pink girl said...

So adorable ,love it ,Dawnx

Mistylynn said...

This card is stunning. I really love the stickles to give the image that extra bit of ompfh! Great card.
Misty

Taylor VanBruggen said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Beth! Love the colors and the layout and that bird is so pretty!

Jules said...

This is a beautiful card. This stamp caught my eye. I love what you did with it! :) Julie

Kari said...

What a gorgeous card! I love love love the colors!

Anonymous said...

Beth you are just too talented. And still I don't know how you manage to find the time to do it. You rock and I hope Miss Munchkin Rach loves her new pretty floor. Hopefully she won't decorate it with pretty powders. LOL
Sunny -

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

I absolutely LOVE this card!!! The paper is fantastic and the image and the flowers!!! AWESOME job!

Tex said...

What a beauty!!
Love this bird and your bird "touch" here!

~Bev

Debbie Olson said...

Wow, Beth! Just beautiful, and I love that bird!

Rachel said...

This is my fav!!!
Call me sometime when you are being creative, I'll wear my jammies and come right over....
Rachel