Friday, October 16, 2009

A Merry Little House...


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I just can't seem to get away from Christmas cards, and this week's sketch from Taylor Vanbruggen gave me another excuse to get a very big head start (oh, yeah, I still need to make Thanksgiving cards!) I thought I'd combine the sketch with the swell colors from the Color Throwdown (which I have been avoiding ever since my last dismal effort failed miserably.) I love the colors of Baja Breeze, Chocolate, and Sahara Sand together, though I did have to substitute Bleu Bayou. It made for an unusual holiday theme, but I like its non-traditional flavor.
For this card, I decided to cut out the circle element, and here I added a piece of light blue vellum behind the window to lighten things up. I colored in the sweet bird house image with Copic and Stampin' Write markers and popped up the tiny wings of the nesting birds. For a little festive touch, I used glitter and liquid applique on the snow -- brr! I'm glad it's warm in this merry little house.
BEAN NOTES: Taylored Expressions Wings of Joy Stamps; Stampin' Up Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip Classic Dye Ink; Copic Sketch Markers (BG75 and Colorless Blender); SU Stampin' Write Markers (Sahara Sand, Balley Blue, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke); Cloud 9 Designs Designer Paper; Basic Grey Offbeat Designer Paper; Sand Textured Cardstock (generic); SU Very Vanilla and Bleu Bayou Cardstock; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot; SU Modern Label Punch; Dark Brown Grosgrain Ribbon (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Sponge Dauber (generic)
HAPPY BEANS: Liquid Applique; Crystal Glitter (generic); Light Blue Vellum (generic)
**If you would like to order these or any other current Stampin' Up products, please feel free to contact me HERE.

15 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Love the colors and the embossing! Awesome job!

Sue Lelli said...

CUTE birhouse theme! Love your background paper. Great card! LOVE the snow detail!

Laural-Lee said...

This is just adorable! Great colours even with the Blue Bayou. Awesome dp, great colour and love your take on the sketch.

Mary Fish said...

Who's that girl? Wow, Regina. You are rocking the house. Love the coloring of the birdhouse. Beautiful color combo. Hugs, M

Carla Bazhenow said...

I like the way you added that pc of vellum... your card is wonderful. Hugs,

Krista Driessen said...

I looove your card ! Great stamp !

Patti MacLeith said...

The colors, the embossing, the water coloring, the 3-D effect! Oh my! I love this card!

Kim said...

Just beautiful Regina - you did not fail on this one!!

Melody said...

Great card! Love the birdhouse and the what you cut the circle out!

....Linda.... said...

So sweet! It has a retro feel that I like!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Gorgeous, Regina! Thanks so much for playing in the Color Throwdown with us!

LeAnne said...

Regina, this is adorable! What a sweet little card you've made here! Thanks for playing CTD!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is such a sweet image which goes so well with the pattern paper and colors.

Kristin said...

Very nice! This is very eye-catching and soothing at the same time! Wonderful job with the challenges!!

Karen Motz said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love your idea of cutting out the circle...it really makes the bird house stand out beautifully!