Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Bluebird

We set our clocks ahead, and although it may have been an unwelcome adjustment, it is a sign of Spring, right? And we all love those, don't we? :-) Well, I recently read a sentence stating that "bluebirds are a sign of Spring". That was enough for me to pull out one of my favorite Crafty Secrets stamp sets, Bird Lovers. One of the cute little bird images is what inspired me to make this card:

I began by water coloring this little bird and cutting him out. I used 3D Dots to adhere him to the Authentique Journey patterned paper. I cut it using a Spellbinder's Classic Circle die, and under it I placed a scalloped die cut circle. Around the edges I just added some lace trim from my stash.

After that came the fun of figuring out what to do with my little bird piece. I chose a coordinating pattern from the Authentique Journey pad and used that as my main paper. I love this pad- all the patterns are so pretty (with lots of blue) and compliment one another well.
Adding a nice sentiment (I chose scripture) and some embellishments made it all come together easily. I used the Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped rectangle dies which matched the circle dies, and the Prima flowers seemed like the perfect added touch. I particularly love the natural color ones, as they are great just as they are or you can easily die/color them in whatever color you want to match your project. I just added a few pearls to the centers.
Finally, a piece of satin ribbon from my stash and a hand made stick pin went onto the card and it was done.

Finally, a piece of satin ribbon from my stash and a hand made stick pin went onto the card and it was done.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
ODBD100 Aqua or Topaz plus Scripture challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs in honor of their 4th anniversary. You can check out the challenge HERE. The wonderful Scripture I chose for my card is from the Design Team Scripture 3 stamp set.

DDCC challenge blog for their challenge #156: Dots & Stripes.

Really Reasonable Ribbon RRR44 Spring with ribbon theme

CCEE1212: Focusing On The Sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I wish you blessings, and hope you happen to see some bluebirds where you live, as being a sign of Spring I am sure they will make you smile!


jennfontaine said...

Such a beautiful card!
You did a great job cutting out the bird- it looks so pretty! And I love that you popped it up on that pretty paper- great dimension!
The lace trim is amazing! SOOOO pretty!!
You have some gorgeous patterned papers- and it is such a lovely shade of blue!! LOVE!
The sentiment you choose is beautiful! Touching!
I love how you can add, lace, flowers, pearls, ribbon, a stick pin and it all works together perfectly!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

how beautiful!! I just love the bird, your layout, dp and verse!! What a beautiful testimony of God's love!
Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Liliya said...

Gorgeous card!! All the colours and details are so pretty! And the sentiment is perfect!!
Thanks for joining DDCC this week!! xx Lilia DT

wannabcre8tive said...

This is just beautiful. I love the verse and how true it is. Thanks for joining us in the CCEE challenge.

Sabrina said...

Oh wow, I love the great shabby chic old-fashioned feel to this - it's just gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with the CCEE Stampers this week - and with a verse that I need to speak to myself this week.

Jan Hennings said...

A beautiful card and love the satin ribbon! Thanks for playing along with Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful sentiment and card well done , I love your blog I am following Hugs Elaine