Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Birdie Birthday (CQC #105)

hi there! I was waiting for my new microwave to be delivered today, so I had time to get my colourQ challenge done for this week! Woot woot! I hope YOU can come over and play these fun colors this week! Isn't that a fab chair in the inspiration pic? These colors wouldn't really work in my house, but I LOVE that fabric!! SO fun & cute :)

here's the palette:
So, this card is a bit of a departure for me, I created a little scene with these little felt birdies (they were in the package from Kara, aren't they "tweet?" Ok, ok, corny, I know... ;) I made the birds some spindly little legs to stand on. I made the middle bird bending one leg like a flamingo :) 

I opened my previously unopened package of mini glassine envelopes and found an old Christmas tag that fit well in there, I flipped it over to the back side & stamped my birdcage in Wisteria ink and sentiment in brown ink onto it. I threaded some black ribbon through the hole in the top & tied it at the top with a chocolate brown button and some green baker's twine. 
The card is "built" on a Pear Pizzaz card base and a black mat. The DP is from a mat stack and has some little whimsical birds printed all over it. It was the PERFECT match to Wisteria Wonder, even though it's not SU! 

I got a new filing cabinet in my studio the other day (pics to come soon!) and when cleaning out all the old filing boxes that I used to keep my letter sized cardstock in, I found this cool "puffy" paper. I forgot I had this & hadn't used it in awhile. It's a specialty paper, almost a fabric coating of this fuzzy stuff, really fun! I die cut some clouds out of a corner of it & that was the last thing I added. Like with all specialty papers (glittered, cork, etc.) I cut it from the BACKSIDE to ensure a clean cut. 

Well that's it for today! I keep teasing you with this and not getting the pics taken... BUT I have a very fun, inexpensive home improvement project I recently completed. I'll try to share tomorrow. :) Have a great one! :) 

hugs, Noelle 

supply list: stamps: Inkadinkado; DP: K&Company; glassine envelope: making memories; felt birds cut with PTI die; cloud die: MFT; ribbon, solid cardstock, inkpads; SU!; button: BasicGrey; twine: PTI

DUST IT OFF!: Kara sent me those little felt birds from her stash. both the ribbon and that puffy paper are really old from my stash :)


Annette said...

this is so stinkin cute... love love love it....

Anne Marie said...

Noelle, this is "felt-tastic"!! Hee Hee! Love those cute birds and their little legs add so much personality. The sentiment on the tag is such a great accent, too. Such a happy card! :)

Sylvia said...

Hi Noelle! I love your birdies in paradise. that is what I would call this card. There is so much lovely texture! Have a wonderful Friday.

Anita S. said...

Noelle, this is too cute! Love those little birdies!!!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

So cute Noelle! Love the felt birds and that cool envelope!"Thanks so much for playing with us at the colourQ" - LOL!!!

Kara said...

love these long legs!! so clever!