Monday, 18 June 2012

Another Get Well Card


I made this Get Well card for my sister. She is giving to a family friend who is going through a major heart surgery. 
I seem to have a love on for bird cards at the moment! It seems wherever I look, I find more bird themed items that I just have to have:) LOL 
This pretty bird came from a recent shopping trip to Michaels in Bellingham. It is always fun to scrapbook shop in America as their prices are so much lower than ours! 

This is another in the series of cards I have been making that reuse a take out coffee cup sleeve. The bird is perched on the torn coffee cup sleeve and the nest is sitting on a pretty Kraft tag from the Michaels dollar bins (in Bellingham as well). I shaded all the elements with a dirty brown chalk ink and love the way it hilighted the raised grid pattern of the coffee.sleeve!

Here's a little close up of the shimmery eggs in the nest. Behind the nest, you can just make out the edge of the frayed burlap ribbon and behind that, a strip of natural fibres that are sort of woven together into a piece of ribbon. I found both of these at my favourite card supplies shop, Country Lane, in Cloverdale. They have a great selection of cardmaking supplies!



I am entering this card in the following contests:

1.Paper and Such http://paperandsuchonline.blogspot.ca/2012/06/our-feathered-friends.html Our feathered friends. My card features a bird and my stamped image is the sentiment.
2. Moving Along With The Times   http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.ca/2012/06/lets-get-krafty.html
Lets get Krafty. My card is on Kraft cardstock
3. Southern Girls Challenge  http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.ca/2012/06/challenge-46-things-with-wings.html
Things with wings #46.   My wee birdie has wings.
4. Fashionable Stamping http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/?p=3691
Nature #24  My card hilights nature
5. There She Goes http://tsgclearstamps.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tsg161-winged-things.html
TSG 161 Winged things. My birdie has wings!
6.  Emergency crafters   http://emergencycrafterschallenge.blogspot.ca/2012/06/butterflies-birds-or-anything-with.html
Butterflies, birds or anything with wings. My card features a butterfly and a bird.
7. Use your stuff http://useyourstuff.blogspot.ca/  Challenge #38 Make it by hand.
I made the mat the bird sit on from a coffee cup sleeve. I tore the edges and inked and shaded it so the grid pattern of the paper was exposed.

28 comments:

  1. I love this card-that is a beautiful bird, Mo!

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the coffee sleeve idea!

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  3. Your sister's friend will be cheered no end with this card it is beautiful. I too am in love with birds at the moment they always look so regal and elegant.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  4. The coffee sleeve looks great. The bird is stunning great job.

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  5. ...this is beautiful and your birdie is great, very well put together & will certainly add cheer to the recipient...Mel :)

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  6. Great card Mo, love the distressing accents and all the different textures, hugs Erika.

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  7. oh my this is so pretty- love the birds nest with eggs!

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  8. what a gorgeous card. What a cool idea to use a coffee cup sleeve. Thanks for the inspiration and for playing along with this week's challenge on the Use Your Stuff blog.

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  9. Oh, wow! This is so very pretty!

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  10. Great card. I like the use of the coffee sleeve. Good luck on your contests!

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  11. Amazing card! Absolutely love it!

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  12. Beautiful card.
    Love the bird and the colours you used.
    As for the coffee sleeves, I love working with those things.
    I found some with no writing on them, so my SIL nabbed me a few more, teehee.

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  13. Such a lovely card and I love the materials you used! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  14. Such a beautiful card. I love birds and nests. Those shimmery eggs are so pretty!

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  15. Fabulous card...Love the birds and the design & colours are just amazing... Hugs May x x x

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  16. Wow, that is amazingly detailed. It looks great. Good luck with the contests.

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  17. Just beautiful. I love this card. joann sassy raggedy

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  18. Beautiful card! I love the bird and the colors. BTW, I am a new follower.

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  19. This is so sweet, I love the bird image and your colours are beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with MAWTT
    Hugs Mau xx

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  20. I bet your Sister's friend will feel special when she receives your card, it is beautiful. Love all the detail and great burlap, been looking for ages for some and had to order it from USA. Great use of the coffee sleeve too. A x

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  21. Love this card its super. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxox

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  22. Beautiful card! Love the bird with the nest! Thank you for following me! So happy to have new followers! I'm following you too now!

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  23. Beautiful card, love the colour palette,the gorgeous bird and the eggs in the nest, simply wonderful!
    hugs
    glenda

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  24. Fantastic card in wonderful colors. Love all the texture and the elements. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  25. I love birds, too! Beautifully composed. Thanks so muh or joining us this time around at FSC! Best wishes, Yvonne

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  26. Thanks for joining in with our nature challenge at FSC and sharing your lovely creation.
    Fliss x

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