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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Swirly, Whirly Bird

This card was inspired by the sketch I found on a friends blog, HERE. I used the basic layout, then seemed to forget about my goal, and for once I am glad my brain sidetracked, I LOVE how this card turned out. I will list colors and everything below. I always see people with sketch challenges and wish I could do them, I just have a hard time sticking to it, I will start, then it turns into something else. However, on this card, I think you can still see the layout inspiration.
SU Cardstock in Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum, and Pale Plum.
Pattern Paper is from ProvoCraft, a Bitty Scrap Pad called Soft Serenity.
Ovals are cut using CM cutting system.
Punch down side is SU Scallop Edge, green is pierced at edge.
Ribbon is a Hot Spot thing from Archivers, part of my stash I am working to eliminate.
Pearls are Crystal Stickers (pearl) from Mark Richards.
Bird and leaves are SU Sizzlet dies called Birds & Blooms.
Paper flower is Kaiser Scrapbooks.
Every layer went through the Big Shot in a CB folder called Birds & Leaves.
Happy Birthday is from It's Your Birthday from SU.
Button is just from my stash again, no idea where it's from, probably old clothes!
PS---Note that on every layer, the CB image lines up, I was that anal about this card...LOL!!!


Cheryl said...

Naomi this is a wonderful card. I love using the Big Shot but have yet to play with that bird.

Tessa said...

I LOVE THIS!!!! It is soooo pretty! Not to mention it's PURPLE!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is just beautiful! I am that way with the CB folders and layering too. LOL

I love the layout and cool version of the sketch!! :)

scrappinmominky said...

Pretty card. I love the mellow moss and the purples.

Traci said...

Cute card! I love the pearls you used in the corner and the flower you created. Love that border you created with the ribbon and dp. The bird is so cute.

Heather said...

Beautiful card! I love that bird!

Dawn said...

this is just so pretty! I love the bird and the texture that you added with the cuttlebug! Just perfect!

Rachel Brumley said...

Pretty, pretty card. I love the pattern paper and the contrast of the bird with the background. Nice job!

jennifer said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the embossing and the sweet little bird :)

thescrapmaster said...

Great embossing and I love that cute little bird.


Cheryl said...

Naomi I don't know how I missed this card ;o)
You are correct they do resemble one another. Gotta love those punches and the Big Shot.