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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Little Birdie Birthday

This is a fun card to make. I wanted to try a card with different punches. There's the Ticket Punch on the corners. I used the Label Punch and the small Oval Punch to hang the words from the hemp. And the bottom is the Key Tag Punch was used. For that one I stamped the words and punched them out. I affixed it to a piece of copier paper and slipped it back in the punch so I could make it smaller. I did use a scissors to trim the top and bottom. I then took a piece of black card stock and punched another piece out. I taped the white piece with the words on it to this piece. Then I affixed it to copier paper and punched it out to fit.

I used the Canvas Background stamp on the Bashful Blue piece. I used decorative paper for the yellow strip. The camera made the yellow look more orange than yellow but be assured it is yellow! I added a black brad. It just looked like it needed something there. I stamped the bird on watercolor paper and used a blender pen and colored it in. I made a mask of the bird and covered the yellow one up and sponged on some Bashful Blue to cover the background. I sponged the edges. I tied the hemp and added the wording. I taped it to a layer of black and used Dimensionals under the black and set it in place.

It's a pretty quick card.

Oh and the feather was colored and placed on the wing. I punched a hole in the paper and then inserted the end of the feather and taped it on the back. It gave it a nice 3D effect!! Click here to learn how to color the feather.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

Wanda - that card is adorable. Love the 3D effect, all the punches - very cute. Enjoy reading your blog every day:)
Sue R

Lisa C. said...

cute cute, I love the feather in it and thank you for giving us the tutorial to see how it is done. Love the details, and how you explained the key punch. Great job!

Anonymous said...

very cute card! Love how you used the feather on the bird, and I love how you hung the sentiment too! You're so clever!!! TFS

StampMom said...

I love it when I discover new ways to use things -- your use of the small oval punch hanging over the hemp is terrific! TFS!!

Stampin_Melissa said...

That card is just so stinkn' cute! I love the effect of the feather! Great work!

Unknown said...

Now how cute is that, I love what you have done with the sentiment on the punches, very nice. This one is going into the idea file, love it! Almost looks like you can make it into a little purse hey, I am going to have to try that.

dasimonds said...

Cute card..
great colors.
I just got this set...
I know i'm going to get a lot of use from it