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Friday, January 21, 2011

Little Birds

I have another card to share with you using the same colors I used yesterday.  This one is based on the Card Patterns Sketch #98.  I loved this sketch from the moment I saw it and immediately put it on my card making to-do list! 


This one is a little different for me, sort of vintagey.  I stamped the bird cage from My Cute Stamps "Ashley's Blossoms" set and then cut it out.  Yes.  I did say that.  I cut it out!!  Hard to believe I know! :)  I also cut out all 3 of the butterflies!! Getting a little ambitious, huh?  All of the butterflies have been colored over with my Spica clear glitter pen so they are very sparkly in real life!! The bird cage is layered on part of a Mat Stack 4 frame that I used a woodgrain impression plate on and then ran my VersaMark pad over the top of to define the lines. 

Here is the sketch that this card is based on.


Fun huh!!

Here's another look at the colors I used from the Curtain Call Challenge:



I hope you enjoyed this card! It means a lot to me that you took the time to visit!! Have a nice weekend!


Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  Music Sheet Background, Butterfly Dreams, Verve Joy for the Journey, My Cute Stamps Ashley's Blossom
Paper: Rustic White, Hawaiian Shores, Martha Stewart Green Patterned Paper
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Tea Dye Inks, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, VersaMark Champagne
Other: Ribbon, Pearls, Pop Dots, Mat Stack 4 Die, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Spica Glitter Pen, Fiskars Border Punch

18 comments:

  1. OH MY! The colors here are spectacular Jen! I can't believe how much I like this card...one of the best I've seen using this sketch. Seriously. It's unique!

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  2. Awesome use of the colors and sketch, Jen! I love the woodgrain impressed label and the pop of orange from the butterflies. So glad you played the Curtain Call this week!

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  3. Hey Jen! You are rockin' these colors! Don't you just LOVE this sketch? Looks like a gatefold but not. Of course I like the birds but I ADORE that gorgeous ribbon and bow!

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  4. Hey Jen! You are rockin' these colors! Don't you just LOVE this sketch? Looks like a gatefold but not. Of course I like the birds but I ADORE that gorgeous ribbon and bow!

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  5. What pretty, pretty card! Those colors would have been waaay out of my comfort zone. Don't know if I could have pulled together something as beautiful as this

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  6. Oh I love those birdies ...... and the colors are oh so yummy. Forget all that cutting I drink too much tea and would cut it right down the middle!!!! FANTASTIC!!!

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  7. This is beautiful, Jen! I love the colours, the layout and that stunning ribbon!

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  8. love the colors!! great job with this sketch!!

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  9. Really bright, cheery, and well-balanced Jen! That line of red pearls is just right. These colors would be out of my comfort zone too, so kudos for using them!

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  10. So cute Jen, love those little birds.

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  11. Wow- where to start? I love the colors, I love the way you used only a portion of the mat stack die, and I LOVE the way those butterflies (that you cut by hand, no less) look against the music background!

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  12. So pretty, Jen. And all that cutting! Yay, for you! :) Love the music background and all those butterflies.

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  13. All the right details - adore the butterflies! The birdcage - charming!

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  14. This is so great! I really love how you've used this sketch! :)

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  15. Beautiful colors! Love all the details! Thanks so much for joining us at Card Patterns!!!

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  16. Such a SWEET card...LOVE all the fussy cutting and what a great idea coloring your images with spica pens...sheesh, why didn't I think of that?! I have those...thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

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  17. This is beautiful! I love the butterflies flying free.

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