Saturday, January 10, 2009

One Chick to Another

Wow, I can't believe this is my third post today. Don't get too used to it though! LOL! Taking yesterday off seems to have kicked me into high gear today.

I made this card for a combination of two challenges: Kristina Werner's Colour Inspiration Challenge #37 and Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #50.

The stamps are brand new...picked them up yesterday at Ink About It (told you there were lots of things jumping into my basket). could I resist these little birds! They're a set of four, Decorative Birds, from Hero Arts. The sentiment is by A Muse. I stamped the birds with Memento black onto Gina K pure luxury and coloured them with copics. I popped the wings on the top and bottom birds. Then I punched each bird with a circle punch, 1 1/4" for the largest, then 1 1/8", then 1" for the smallest. I layered them onto circles of chocolate chip that were punched just 1/8" larger the the image. I had them lined up and was about to adhere them when I touched one and it moved so it was offset on the chocolate circle...hmmm...that seemed to work nicely with these quirky birds so I offset them all. I love it when there's a happy accident in stamping.  :)

I attached an SU mini library clip to each one and tied a piece of olive ribbon (it's a retired SU ribbon). The card base is Gina K 120 lb pure luxury, followed by a layer of chocolate and a layer of baja breeze. I rounded the bottom corners of each layer. Once my chicks were attached with dimensionals, I stamped the sentiment and pierced the 'hangers' for each one. My last step was attaching a piece of chocolate felt ribbon (again, SU from this past Holiday Mini). 

That's it...pretty quick and simple, as seems to be the theme of my day. When my card was all done I wanted to show someone...Shadow (our mini schnauzer) just happen to come into my stamp room (probably cause it was feeding time) so I put the card down at his level and said "Shadow, come see what I made". He actually sauntered over, stood real close looking at the card then looked up at me and grunted. Too funny!!! I swear he understands everything I say.

Tonight is movie night so I'll be colouring images. {wink!}  :)

Thanks for stopping by!


carloesse75 said...

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I would leave a positive comment on the post well done. My passion to write poetry, my goal would be to open a room in Paris to go on living.
Thanks for your understanding dimenticavo beautiful photos .....
a greeting Carlo

Taylor said...

Totally adorable, Karen! I love the little clips holding each image and the pierced trail instead of paper or ribbon! Thanks for playing with the sketch!

Corie said...

WOW WOW WOW -- this is just stunning!!

Laura said...

Very cute!! I love the brown felt ribbon!! Isn't Ink About It great!! I went there last weekend and spent entirely too much money!!
A fellow MA stamper:)

Ryemilan said...

Hi Karen,

I gasped out loud when this card popped up on my monitor. It is too cute for words!

I can feel a CASE coming on :-).

All the best,

Donna said...

what a fun card! love that little bird & little clips

Jean said...

Just sooo cute. I love your ideas here - beautiful use of the colours -love the birds!! Schnauzers are great little dogs - so intelligent!

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Sarah said...

Beautiful! It's all the little touches which make it fab!
Top ten for sure :)

Kara said...

So cute. I love the birds!

Janet said...

wow!! such an amazing card!!!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this. Love the birds, the paper piercing, everything. Fabulous!

Joanne B. said...

Holy CUTE! So glad Shadow agrees!

Ange Kelly said...

Fabulous card!