Monday, June 28, 2010

Bird in a Nest

I bought my Extra Large Bird Punch a little while ago and it just sat untouched in my craft cabinet. There's plenty of beautiful and sweet inspiration out there using this punch, but I never got around to it until now. I dreamed up the nest idea a couple of weeks ago and thought what a cool idea it would be (in my own honest opinion! haha). I also made this for the Cupcake Craft Challenge #93, which is Summer Fun. I loooooove watching the different birds in my back yard here in the summer, so that is one of my simple pleasures. :)
As you can see by the Bird Pieces photo, I chose to use different designer paper for the birds that ended up on my cards. (Remember, I always make two to keep and one to give away) I do love the Bella flowers on the birds, but I thought a brighter color like the red gingham would stand out more. I will use those floral birds for something, though, trust me!
For each card, I punched out a bird with wing, a white extra-wide oval, and scads of "branches" in three shades of brown: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, and Soft Suede.
I randomly placed those branches, some with shortened stems, some long on the oval with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen. The outer most branches touching the bird are propped up on tiny dimensionals.
When that was assembled, then I put dimensionals on the back of the oval and adhered to the embossed layer of the card. And I know it's hard to see, but there's a little shiny silver stud for an eye on the birdie.

The inside of the card.
I used the floral swag from Tender Toile stamped in Chocolate Chip ink,
and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Thanks for dropping by today. I truly appreciate your visit!

Happy Stamping,

All products Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Tender Toile, Warm Words
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, PTI white for card base, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose dsp
Punches: Extra Large bird, Modern Label, Word Window
Other: silver 'pearl', dimensionals, Big Shot, Cuttlebug ef Birds and Vines, silver brads, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampamajig


Andrea Ewen said...

What a great 3-D design. Love that nest, such a super idea! I like the red gigham also, good pick ;)

Benzi said...

Colleen, what a great idea to make two cards, one to give and one to keep. Good thinking. I have some I don't want to part with...why? I don't have a clue. But, I should have made two...but, when is the question. I love your cards. It is almost 2:00 a.m. and I am wide awake. Better get back to bed and try to get to snoozin'.

Emily Keaton said...

Just love this--and had a great time reading about how you created it!! And I've gotta say, the inside of this card is just AWESOME!!!!! The toile swags look outstanding and make this so special. You are so creative!!

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