Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bird on a Branch

I'm just lovin' this set! This card took me about 30 minutes to make, photograph, and load onto my blog! Unusual for me because the images I've been using lately have all had to be colored in detail! I chose the Mojo Monday #78 sketch for this one today and flipped it on its side. Such an interesting sketch. I've never done an edge like this before, although I've seen them and wanted to try. No excuses once it's posted on a sketch! I just used my Marvy scalloped circle punch (the purple one) and threaded the paper through so that just the end would be punched. See this post here by my friend LeAnne. She did a fantastic tutorial on how to do this and made a fabulous card with this sketch.

I started with the dp called Flock Together that matches this set. The colors that coordinate are So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Garden Green. I stamped the branch in green, the flowers in turquoise, and the specks around the flowers in saffron. The bird was stamped in turquoise, but I off-loaded some color before I stamped it on the branch (it's called second generation stamping). I used my good ol' stamp-a-ma-jig to line everything up just right. The sentiment was stamped in green. I added diamond stickles to the flowers and the plume of feathers on the bird. The saffron piece was run through the Birds and Swirls cuttlebug folder. I moved the ribbon over a bit to cover the seam where the saffron and dp meet. It just looked better to me. That ribbon is still available until the end of the month for the Sale-a-bration promotion! I just love it and have about four rolls of it! That's it! Wasn't that easy? And I really like these colors together!

Remember tomorrow is Copic Colour Challenge time! Make sure you stop by there to see what the challenge for the week is and the DT inspiration cards! Thanks for stopping by!
Recipe
Stamps: Bird on a Branch (SU)
Paper: Very vanilla, so saffron, tempting turquoise, Flock Together dp
Ink: Garden green, tempting turquoise, so saffron
Accessories: So saffron grosgrain ribbon, birds and swirls cuttlebug folder, diamond stickles, Marvy scallop circle punch, dimensionals

8 comments:

Kim said...

Oh Lisa that is absolutely beautiful - I LOVE how you did that scallop border - WoW.

jacque4u2c said...

This is just stunning! It looks like it took way longer then that!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!! That scallop border is awesome!!

Tina said...

Oh my gosh, this is incredible.

Julie Jacobs said...

Lisa, I love, love, love this card. The colors are so classic. Thanks for sharing!!

~Christina~ said...

Beautiful job and I LOVE the colors

Terri E. said...

Great job. I really like how you flipped the sketch. Super job on the sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Annika said...

That's gorgeous! Love the way you flipped the sketch!

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