Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Another Spring Bird Card

Finally finished the last of my Spring bird cards. This one is for my Birthday card stash. It will be saved and used for a bird and nature lover!

The corrugated cardboard and the bird are cut from the inside of a Starbucks sleeve. I take little Mr. P to Starbucks on Tuesdays. He always has banana bread and an apple juice. I order a coffee and quickly slide the sleeve off and into my purse. I have a little stash of these and have used them on cards before. Thank goodness, Mr P is a slow eater so I manage to drink my coffee after it cools down!!!

The bird punch is Stampin Up, and the little branch he is perched on is a Memory Box die. The jute ribbon and twine have been in my stash for a few years or more. The "It's your day" phrase is leftover from card projects up at the lake. I like to stamp off a few images before I clean the stamp. I usually ink the edges all at once and then save the leftover bits in baggies in my card storage drawer. The yellowish tag behind the bird is a label I stamped and fussy cut out. I chalked it to get the yellow of the label and the torn sheet music to match. I stickled the eggs as it is impossible to colour kraft paper with a light shade and have it show up true to colour.

I did the inside with a Birthday verse and restamped the little bird in the bottom right corner. I like to stamp the verse on a separate paper and then  cut it as I always seem to stamp crooked!  This way, I can just adjust the diecut to the stamped words.
I am entering this card in the following challenges.:

1. http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ - recycle- The torn corrugated piece and the bird are from my Starbucks coffee sleeve.
 - kraft coloured card stock
3. http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/ -  for the birds
4. http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/  - spread your wings
5. http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/  - use kraft card stock
6. http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com - recycle - torn corrugated piece and bird are from my Starbucks coffee sleeve.
7. http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/  - text me
8. http://abcdtchallenge.blogspot.com/  - springtime challenge
9.http://www.creativetimeforme.com/  - cricutless design...no electronic machines
10. http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/  - spring


brenda said...

What a fabulous Spring make, so very original and inspirational.

Thanks so much for joining in my Things with Wings theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

I think you card would also fit our Springtime theme at our sister challenge Penny Black and More

B x

jo said...

So gorgeous!You make such lovely cards and i'm so pleased you've taken the plunge with the challenges!
Hugs Jo x

Joann Burton said...

Very talented gal you are, this is great. I love the cut outs of the bird, just so original and wonderful. Great job. joann sassy raggedy

Erika said...

Another great birdie card.
I hope your local craft store will be able to help you to create the distress blending card. A red, orange and yellow will create the effect for you but I can totally recommend the blending tool and foam pads it makes blending a lot easier. If you get stuck go to you tube and type in working with distress inks. Tim Holtz has a couple of good tutorials that will get you started.
Good luck and have fun crafting,
hugs Erika.

Cassandra said...

What a neat card!!! Love the warm color of it. Thanks for joining us for the MCT ~ Throwback Thursday Challenge :)

~ Cassandra

Pat Garvin said...

Very clever. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Ashley Rock said...

Wow!! Love this card!! It's beautiful!

Winnie said...

This is a great card, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie

Julia Aston said...

Love all the textures on this and the great repurpost of the cardboard!

Glenda Atkins said...

Loved your other bird cards and this one is no exception, love it too! Fab texture and card layout!

Erica said...

Lovely card!

Anonymous said...

WOW this is amazing!!! Love it! great job!!


Stampalicious said...

this is beautiful! love the wonderful warm earthy colours and all the details, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Clare *Littlebear* said...

A fabulous spring card. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month.
Clare x

Pia S said...

Love the different textures for this card. This brings out all the different details beautifully.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marjo said...

Fabulicious Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Tracy said...

I just love the look of corrugated cardboard on projects. :-) It always adds so much great texture. This card is wonderfully designed. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Kraft Journal!

Heidi said...

thanks for joining the ABC DT Challenge this month.

Jayne said...

Fabulous card,love the corrugated card,great texture.Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot.
Jayne x

Nikki Byrne said...

Superb card, love the neutral tones.Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again. Hugs


Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card love the corrugated elements!!

thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Sarah Bennett said...

Very cool card! I love how you recycled your Starbuck's sleeve! :-) Thanks for joining us for the ABC Toy's & Crafts challenge!

Karen C said...

Great idea using the sleeve! How fun! I love the entire card! It all blends so well together! So glad you shared with us this week on One Stitch At A Time! Hope to see you for many more challenges to come! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C (OSAAT DT)

Heleen said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


Love crafts forever said...

Corgeous!!!!!!! Thank you for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Beth Moore said...

Love this fabulous card and will be showcasing it on Friday March 16 for our Feature Me Friday segment of our blog. Please be sure to stop by and pick up your Featured Artist button and thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal too!

Candy said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week.

Kate said...

This is gorgeous - inside and out! Your details are amazing and all work so wonderfully well together.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely card!! Thanks so much for playing along with the ABC DT challenge this month!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for your kind words on my blog. :)

Sandy said...

I do love this card - wonderful!

Lisa said...

Love, love, love. he colors are amazing and i love the buttons. Cute corrugated bird.

Anonymous said...

I don't even like yellow (least fav colour) and I LOVE this card! I think I just really love birds & it reminds me of the robins in shape.

Robins were early here this year. First one I saw was in late Jan!

All is well here & RW read the blog today.


Joanna said...

Beautiful card.