Thursday, October 14, 2010

Two Tweets...

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I'm in a springtime mood today, despite the brisk autumn air. So, when I saw the color combo over at the Play Date Cafe Challenge, I thought I'd try to bring a little spring into the air today. I took out my favorite Tweethearts set from Taylored Expressions and got stampin'.

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Make card from card stock.
  2. Die-cut scallop square and adhere.
  3. Stamp sentiment.
  4. On white card stock, sponge sky, stamp branch and hearts. Die cut.
  5. Stamp birds and leaves with gradient technique. Fussy cut and adhere with foam tape.
  6. Apply gemstones.
  7. Tie ribbon.
BEAN NOTES:
  • Stamps: Tweethearts (Taylored Expressions)
  • Card Stock: Choice Snow (TE); Marina Mist (Stampin' Up!)
  • Chalk Ink: Gingerbread, Key Lime, Aloe Vera, Aquatic Splash, Turquoise Gem, Malted mauve, Pixie Dust, Red Brick, Tea Leaves, Spanish Olive VersaMagik (Tuskineko)
  • Specialty Ink: Cosmic Copper, Pearlescent Orchid Brillance Pigment (Tsukineko)
  • Dye Ink: Marina Mist (SU!)
  • Fibers: Marina Mist Satin Ribbon (SU!)
  • Dies: Labels One, Big Scallop Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
HAPPY BEANS

19 comments:

Pattie said...

Oh so cute! I love that stamp set!

Suzie said...

Two Tweets is just TOO Cute! Great color choices, too, Regina! TSMFS!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Wow Regina, simply stunning!

peggy gatto said...

So delicate, love your details, makes this card very special!

Lin said...

Adorable!

Ann Schach said...

I really like this, Regina! Fabulous layout! Cute stamp set!

Michelle B said...

very sweet, Regina!! I love the birds!

Kathy Martin said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love the colors and the air brushing! :)

Sarah Anderson said...

lol, they made me think of spring too, although my card didn't end up that way! LoVe the effects you've achieved on this card, it's STuNNiNG. Thanks for playing in the cafe with us :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Sweet card! Love all the pastel colors.

Susan Mangum said...

I love that gradient technique--it looks so pretty with the sponged background and pastel colors. This is a darling card!

Gowiththeflo said...

What a pretty card Regina - I love the layers, they go together so well! - Tammy

Ruby said...

Beautiful card! Love the gradient technique you've used, very pretty, will have to try that :) Thanks for joining in with the fun this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, great use of this weeks colors. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Love the sweet birds and branches. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Paper is BLISS said...

The colours you've used are gorgeous and the birds are adorable.

Andrea Ewen said...

We can always use a little Spring! Wonderful card, Regina, love those darling birds and the softness of the images. Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY OH MY!! This is so pretty--just love that soft blue and those gems! Great ribbon too--I'm a sucker for beautiful ribbon:) Great job!! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC and joining in the fun!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh so cute and yet pretty. I love the softness of those colors and how you framed it out with those leaves and gems. Gorgeous!!! Hugs,