Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Bird in the Hand...

The weekend flew by and it's already time to get going for another new week. Luckily I managed to catch a few moments to create a "Just Because" card, well, just because! Sometimes, that's the only reason you need. I used the newest Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge as my jumping off point and this month's Papercrafts Magazine Gallery Challenge: Silhouettes for inspiration.

I actually found this sketch a little challenging, which is always fun (or aggravating) -- this time it was fun. I let the patterned paper guide my colors and sponged around all my edges to give my card a vintage look. I also stitched with some hemp twine for the embellishment elements and added a coordinating flower.

I stamped this pretty bird silhouette from the Embrace Beauty set. I then misted with two colors to mimic those in the paper. I just love the color combo and the silhouette is such an elegant image. I hope you have a lovely week and get to do something wonderful...just because!

Stamps: bird from Embrace Beauty and sentiment from Make it Amazing sets (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper: Songbird (Prima)
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!)
Fibers: Hemp twine (Stampin' Up!)
Dies: Classic Circles, Lacey Circles (Spellbinders)
Accents: Songbird collection Perle Bebe Flower (Prima); Dewey, Cameo Mister Huey (Studio Calico)


Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Love the softness of the design ... perfect for the silhouette you used!

Wendy Coffman said...

So pretty!