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!