Thursday, June 16, 2011
Blue Bird On A Branch
I wanted to use SU's bird punch as I recently got it and figured it would be a great fit for the oval. My Costco DP pile continues to diminishing (yeah!) as this piece of DP provided the launching point for this card.
Just love the rounded corners and scallops along the bottom of this sketch, and I think my little bird is a happy camper sitting in his twig against the embossed background. The sheer ribbon is actually on the navy side, but Photoshop didn't think so and turned it into a much lighter colour :( It matches the navy much better in real life - honest!
After playing around with what to do on the brocade blue background panel, I decided to leave it blank as I wanted the focus on the bird and oval. Now that I look at it, I'm not totally sold on my decision. Thinking some French Script in VersaMark may have done the trick. What do you think?
I'm on a stamping frenzie this week as school will be out on the 29th and summer stamping is always so unpredictable with summer activities, vacations, kids home, a flexible schedule etc. etc. Hoping to get a few extra cards made so I can use them as back ups for when I don't get time to stamp this summer. We'll see how far I get LOL! Okay, my break is over - back to stamping!
What's In It?
Paper: Costco DP, Brocade Blue, Going Grey, Night of Navy
Accessories: Lacy Oval and Oval Nesties, PTI Medium Scallop Die, Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, SU Bird Punch, Corner Rounder, Crimper, 5/8" Sheer Blue Ribbon, Half Pearls, Dimensionals