Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy Bird-Day

Hi Everyone!

I am sharing today's card on the Die~Namites Blog today, plus, some really great news- Ribbon Carousel is back and just in time to celebrate our 3rd Birthday ! That's right, monthly challenges and prizes!  This month's challenge is "Party Time".  What better time for a party than a birthday?!
Today's card is a special one for my mom.  She loves nature and birds; she is always looking for a new bird house or bird feeder and has a subscription to a bird magazine.  With that in mind, I created a mini scene of a backyard bird~

I used the Die~Namites Spring Doily die for the background, Fancy Birdhouses die and Winter Branch die
The gorgeous  Spring Doily made a great background, but instead of punching out the pieces, I kept them intact.  I wanted a more subtle pattern and texture so as not to take away from the focal point.
  To ensure that pieces did not fall out of the die cut, I used some liquid glue on the backside of the die cut and smeared it over the entire back of the Spring Doily, then let it dry.
I die cut the birdhouse with the bird on it two times from the Fancy Birdhouses Die- once in dark brown and once in kraft with a woodgrain design.  I backed the kraft die cut with white cs to give it stability and keep the pieces from falling out; then, using pop dots, adhered it to the dark brown one.

The same bird house was die cut in blue, the bird was fussy cut out, 
and adhered  to my birdhouse.

Using the the Winter Branch die, I die cut 3 pieces-in green, brown and orange- then pieced the orange berries to the brown branch.

I adhered my birdhouse to a white cs circle that was stamped with a Stampin' Up image from Everything Eleanor and then tucked the
 evergreen branches and berries in behind it.
A twine bow, lace and gold embossing on vellum was added to finish the card.

This month Ribbon Carousel is giving away just that- a Ribbon Carousel- to one of our randomly chosen participants!  Head on over to the Ribbon Carousel Blog to find out how to play along, and check out the fabulous samples from the Design Team Crew while you are there. 

Colour Me...has an Anything Goes Challenge this week and I am linking up there with the colors green, blue, orange and brown.  
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge is Anything Goes this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- Stampin' Up Everything Eleanor,
Paper- Neenah Solar White from CutCardStock, SU retired dsp, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink-Soft Suede, Versamark
Other- Die~Namites Dies- Winter Branch, Fancy Birdhouses, Spring Doily, Gold ep, dimensionals, Hemptique hemp twine, lace, Tim Holtz wood grain ef, MFT circle stax dies

1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty! Very cool die cutting work! It looks great! Thanks so much for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


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