Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cutesy Birdie Card (CQC139)

Hi there!! I think you are really going to like the palette at ColourQ this week! There's just so many ways you could go with this one... It gets an A++ for versatility! :) The colors are Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry and White. I decided to make another birthday card... you know how I've been trying to build up my birthday card stash and all. :)
Now, like I mentioned, very changeable on the style you could go with these colors! You could definitely go very soft and feminine... but I was itching to use some more of my new Paper Smooches stamps, so I had this idea to use the cute little cloud border in strips. So I stamped 3 of them in the navy ink on the Bashful Blue card stock, fussy cut them out and added some Frosted Lace Stickles. Then I adhered them to a white card front. 

When I mat my card fronts like this, the dimensions are as follows... the card is an A2 size, so a vertical card with a fold at the top like this would be 4 1/4" by 11" then folded in half at 5 1/2." The mat is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8." the card front is 4" x 5 1/4." 

So, I adhered the cloud strips down first, and then stamped the flower border stamp in between the cloud strips. 

My little party bird was stamped 3 times, twice on white card stock, and once on the kraft printed scrap. Punched one of the white images out in a circle and colored the hat on that one, then fussy cut the bird body from the printed piece, eliminating the legs and the hat. I pieced the printed piece onto the circle piece, and the final "layer" was the eyes and beak, which were cut from the final white image, and then the beak was colored. I added some more Stickles to his hat and the mini stars that I stamped around him for a bit of glitz. :) The final touch was stamping the sentiment in the kraft color (aka Crumb Cake).

Well, I hope you like my cute party bird card! Thanks for popping by, hope you can join us at ColourQ this week! :)

hugs, Noelle

supply list: solid card stock and ink pads: SU!; stamps: Paper Smooches; Frosted Lace Stickles; punches: EK Success 


Annette said...

sooooo cute...great design...that little bird cracks me up...

Patrice said...

Love your card - that little bird is so cute!

Kim S said...

I love what you have done with the colors! That is one happy bird!

Tracey McNeely said...

Noelle that bird is so cute and I love those delightful clouds. I need to get some Paper Smooches stamps.