Thursday, March 11, 2010

What Makes a Home...


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Now that my son's great-grandparents are settled into their new retirement digs, I wanted to make a card to welcome them to their new home. I was inspired by the Caardvarks Inspiration Challenge as well as this terrific sketch from the lovely ladies at 2 Sketches 4 You. I love birds and birdcages seem all the rage, and so I thought I'd feature one myself.
For this card, I created a custom sentiment that says, "What makes as house a home are the people in it." I stamped an empty bird cage on my white card base and then framed it with my sentiment and a Kiwi Kiss die cut. I added two punched border strips along the sides and a few Liquid Pearls. For the inside, I stamped the second half of my custom sentiment and added my two little love birds. I hope my son's great-grandparents enjoy their new home as much as they loved their last one.
BEAN NOTES: Basic Grey Aviary Clear Stamps and JustRite 50 pt. Times New Roman Font Stamps (Sentiment); Stampin' Up Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss Classic Dye Ink; SU Whisper White Craft Ink; SU Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White Cardstock; Spellbinders Labels Nine Nestabilities; Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic)
HAPPY BEANS: White Opal Liquid Pearls

12 comments:

Wanda G said...

Your card is really lovely!! I often see your name on challenges I do and love your work. I need to get busy and make a card now! Have a great day.

Regina Easter said...

this is very pretty..hugs

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so fabulous!! LOVE the birdhouse!! Fantabulous stamping!

Kim said...

Beautiful card Regina!!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh so lovely! Your cards are always an inspiration! :)

Laura Davis said...

Stunning! I love the simplicity :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Gabriele said...

Wow, what a great, lovely card!

I love the colours, the birdhouse....: Just everything on your card! Thanks for the inspiration,

Gabriele

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors and that fabulous birdcage! Great job with Laura's sketch!

♥♥♥Lea

Cards by Gina said...

Beautiful and brilliant! You never cease to amaze me!

Amy said...

Wonderful card!! I love the simple color scheme. Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!

Mary Fish said...

So classy! The interior is a wonderful touch. Hugs, M

Eva said...

Such a gorgeous card!!!! Love your take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!