Sunday, July 20, 2008

Decorative Birds

The Featured Stamper on SCS today is Susie (susiestampalot)...isn't that a cute name? Check out her gallery and blog. She's got some talent! I chose this card to case today for a few reasons. First of all, I love that Verve Anniversary Bird Susie used on her card. I don't have that one, but I have a similar one from a Hero Arts set called Decorative Birds. Secondly, I really liked the buttons she used on her card. And last, I loved the layout. When you do a featured stamper challenge, you have to change at least two things on your card. I changed the stamps, the paper, and I tweaked the layout by leaving off a layer under the bird and sentiment. It would have covered my dp too much, so I left it off. I paper pieced the bird using two dps. The blue flower button is new from SU. I also used the new SU scallop punch for the guava piece. So easy to use! The branch is PTI's Out on a Limb. This was the first time using this, and the overlay did not match up properly. I've read that there is an updated version of this set. Does anyone know about this? Was there something wrong with the overlays and did they replace it? I have to email PTI and find out. All the overlays were not lining up. I'm sending this to the family of one of my students who gave me a very nice gift card to Macy's. It's long overdue! Here is the inside of the card. The sentiment is from SU's Many Thanks and I think it's perfect for this. card.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Decorative Birds (Hero Arts); Many Thanks (SU); Out on a Limb, Simple Little Things (PTI)
Paper: Groovy guava, really rust, soft sky, white, Fall Flowers dp
Ink: Wild wasabi, Adirondack pitch black and espresso
Accessories: buttons, twine, soft sky ribbon, dimensionals, scallop punch


silke said...

Lisa - your card is gorgeous - love your take on Susie's card!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Lisa this is fabulous! Love the little pieced bird and the colours are gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

AAAAHHHH! So cute, love that paper and the piecing is perfect. How nice that the inside is fancied up, too!


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