Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Bird-day!

I haven't done a challenge over on Splitcoast in a while and decided I would take a reprieve from the kids and make a card using this week's color challenge:  CC314 Soft Breezes for the Cake Walk.  The colors are Soft Suede, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake.  I wish I could take credit for the fun name but alas it was Peggy!  Thank you Peggy for a great color combo!

I had Straight from the Nest still in my Cricut and decided to use it again!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cartridge!

Here's what I came up with:

The sentiment is from Stampin Up Pun Fun
It reads "Happy Bird-day!"

The bird was but from Straight from the Nest at 4 1/2".
I painted a little Iridescent Mdium on the hat for a little shimmer.
Also, I crumbled up the beak to give it a little texture.
And popped up the hat with dimensionals!
Card Base: SU  Baja Breeze 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Soft Suede  4" X 5 1/4"  
Other Cardstock / Paper:   White, Kraft, Baja Breeze DP, Tangerine Tango, paper from SU Parisian Breeze
Ink: Black, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Stamps:  SU Pun Fun;  PTI Polka Dot Basics
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Checkerboard embossing folder, PTI Zig Zag border die, SU Flirty ribbon, Cricut & Straight from the Nest Cartridge cartridge, Iridescent Medium

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  1. Your birdie is too cute, love it!
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  2. What a cute card. Love that embossed checkerboard. I am going to have to look for that folder.

  3. It almost looks like a real woven background! And I love that little crumpled paper beak - great way to add even more texture!

  4. What an adorable card! I love your little birdie Laurie! TFS

  5. Oh my Giddy Aunt! This is too cute! Just adorable. Gosh that checkerboard is effective. If I could kiss that cute birdy's beak I would. Great card. I am so pleased you got a chance to play. I just adore your creations.

  6. Great card! Love how the Checkerboard EF makes it look like you've woven the background! Love this card! TFS!

  7. What an adorable card!! That Birdie is sooo cute!! I love the embossed background!! Great job!!

  8. This little birdie's just adorable! I don't have Straight from the Nest yet, but it's at the top of my wishlist. I'll ditto what everyone's said about the background looking woven. Super cute!

  9. This is so fun! I love that embossed background!

  10. Laurie, this is too TWEET! :) THe color combo is gorgeous and I love the mix of texture and pattern you used. Very cute! :)

  11. very cute!! I'm loving your embossing folder!! LOVE!!

  12. Cute card! Love the bird! This is so much fun. These would make great invitations, too.


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