Blue Bird

I saw the current Can You Handle the Pressure challenge and knew I had to create a card.

I love watching birds and coloring birds. I used the SU Friendly Hello set for the focal image. The embossing folder is also SU, possibly called Layered Leaves. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers. The oval dies are a combination of SU and Gina K Designs. I chose not to add a greeting to the front. I will place something inside when I am ready to send the card.

Hoot-a-nanny had a pen and ink challenge this week, which had to do with Zentangling.  I made this and thought it would be perfect for the current ModSquad challenge of birds.

4-15-20 ModSqad Bird

I’m not all that fond of Zentangle, but I kind of like the way this turned out, as it reminds me of wood.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time checking this out.

Bird Birthday

Each month there is a MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. This month it is to use the Pantone Color of the Year, Brilliant Blue. After thinking in blue tones for several days, I looked in my drawer and found a pretty good match.

Bird Birthday

The blue embossed background, is The Stamps of Life Blueberry cardstock. I saw the idea for birds on these trees from Darlene DeVries of Live Love Cards. I went with larger birds than hers, from Toucan Do It from Catherine Pooler Designs. I colored those birds with Tombow markers. The sentiment is from a set called Bird Banter from Stampin Up. I mounted the sentiment on Calypso Coral cardstock, as it seemed to go well with the pink colored bird. I used Gina K Design Key Lime for the cardbase. I enjoy these birds and this was fun to create.

Diamond Anniversary

My husband’s aunt and uncle celebrated their 60th anniversary this week. My task was to make an anniversary card marking this milestone and celebrating their love. I found a card on Split Coast Stampers that gave me the needed inspiration:

Following is my card. For the front, I used the bird builder punch, retired from Stampin Up, Stitched Season Framelits retired Stampin Up, silver foil and glitter paper from Hobby Lobby, a Spellbinder’s circle die, and a set from Maymay Made It called From All of Us. The Darice Floral Vines embossing folder was used for texture. The birds eyes are clear rhinestone embellishments that I used a black alcohol marker to give them color.

Diamond Anniversary Front

Following is the inside. I used How Many? from Maymay Made It, and Best Wishes from Hero Arts. The paper used for the card is Heavy Base and Layering Weight Ivory cardstock from Gina K Designs.

Diamond Anniversary Inside

You can’t tell it in the photo, but I added glitter to the number and exclamation point using a Glitter Gel Pen. Now we need to sign and mail the card.