Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Embellish Challenge: Birds

Doesn't it feel good when your creative juices are flowing, especially after a serious break? It's so fun. So, I haven't done a challenge in... well forever (forever = 4 months). I thought I'd try out the latest Embellish challenge.
And here's what I came up with using several PCD sets.
1. Make card from cardstock.
2. Cut kraft paper slightly smaller, stamp birch background from Carved Love.
3. Sew around edge.
4. Adhere fabric tape and tie bow.
5. Adhere cardstock.
6. Die cut shape, stamp bird and sentiment.


Stamps: Carved Love, Nature's Wonder, Christmas Wonder (Practicing Creativity)
Cardstock: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ribbon: Dark Chocolate Swiss Dot (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Blue Bayou (Stampin' Up), Burnt Umber (Palette)

Well happy Tuesday!

17 comments:

Laurel said...

This is gorgeous!

FLEUR de Lo said...

This yummy color combination as been calling out to me as well. What I wouldn't do to have your stash of ribbons! That bark background sets the tone so nicely on this card! Love it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love all the textures, great job. Watch, you'll win :)

yyam said...

Just lovely. That background stamp looks fabulous! :)

Karen B. said...

Oh my dear goodness, this card just oozes class and sophistication. Love that background, love that font, and love that bird.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a wonderful card Miss Lady!!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is totally fabulous Courtney!!!

annieambriel said...

such a lovely card. Hard to believe that the background is stamp. Just lovely :)

jen said...

This is sooooo pretty! love the birch- and the wonderful way you've added your subtle bird! :)

Laura O'Donnell said...

that birch stamp is incredibly cool. looks like a winner!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card!

Jocelyn said...

This card is awesome! I love how you used Carved Love...been thinking about getting that set. The ribbons add so much. Love it!!

Ann said...

LOVE this, Courtney! That birch bg is fab!

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that bark background!!! It's totally on my wish list! Awesome card, Courtney!

Brenda Weaver said...

so pretty, Courtney! Glad you got to play along!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh my dear Courtney....how much do I love you? Let me count the ways. Super gorgeousness going on here my dear. Hope you are doing awesome. Thanks for joining Embellish!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Hi Courtney! Every time I stop by your blog you are sharing a fabulous card!!! Thanks for playing along with us!