Saturday, June 9, 2012

Birthday Bird

Last year at our Group Gathering, I punched a bunch of these birds and branches, and I don't think I had used any of them yet. It was about time, as we are "gathering" again TOMORROW! (We'll be at the Archivers in West Des Moines all day on Monday and all morning on Tuesday, if you want to stop in and say hello. :) )

I sponged some navy ink around the edges of the bird pieces. I had cut the oval out last year, also. I added a tiny brown pearl for the bird's eye. The patterned paper is from a stack from The Paper Studio, matted with navy. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The card base is ivory. The punch is from Stampin' Up! (Edited to add: The card base and bird are ivory, not white.)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Neat card, Lynette.

Shoshi said...

Great card, Lynette. Isn't it amazing how 3-D it looks when you distress the edges of something! At first I thought you must have hand-embossed the bird. I love your colour combo too.

Thanks for your lovely comment - yes, I'm really enjoying branching out into colour, and my new pencils are awesome to use, especially with the water brushes that I can use in the comfort of the recliner without worrying about knocking over jars of water lol! Very easy to control, too. I'm busy working on some cards for an upcoming craft show at our church, and also some ATCs, with varying degrees of success - some will be consigned to the bin, I think!! I must learn to keep it simple when working small!