Friday, July 25, 2008


This weeks challenge from Jen was to use Birds as a theme. A special thanks to my friend Beth for letting me stamp the image I used this week. Like I said Sunday - I am a bird person and I loved this stamp the minute I saw it. I have been in a bit of a marker mood lately - have you noticed? So I tried to blend a bit with my Prismacolor markers. I think my marker coloring is improving, now I just need some more colors. Well back to the challenge :

To make this card I started with the image. I thought the bird on the right had to be a cardinal. The one on the left I made blue just because I like those colors together. After coloring the image I cut it out and used my SU! ticket corner punch on the corners. Then I matted the image on red cardstock and again used the ticket corner punch. Next, I matted the image again on dark blue and put white brads in each of the corners. I wa now stuck with a red and blue theme. So I dug through all my pattern paper and found this red and white pattern I thought went well. I cut the pattern paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and used the ticket corner punch. Then I wrapped a piece of red, white and blue ribbon around the pattern paper. Next I glued that to a dark blue A2 sized cardbase. Finally I used pop-dots to glue down the matted image and I was done. This was a very quick card to make. Maybe I should submit it for Take Ten?

Did you make a bird project this week? This is the last challenge of the month so I will be picking a winner from all the entries on the 31st. See this post for details. And remember it's going to be a monthly thing so if you didn't play along this monthy feel free to join in for August!

Happy Crafting!


Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE your beautiful birds and your card is so bright and wonderful!

forgetfulone said...

That turned out beautiful! I love to see other people's cards and scrapbook pages. Come on over to Sunday Scrappin' tomorrow and join us for some fun!

MY SS post will be up soon. Your card looks way better than anything I could do, but I still have fun with it!

Beth Norman said...

Oh my heavens, this card is adorable! I love the way you coloured the image.