Thursday, October 14, 2010

{Birdy Birthday}


Good Morning! Well, today has started out to be a beautiful day. I have a DR appt this afternoon (my 30 week check up) but hopefully that will go ok. I always get stressed before my appts, so card making really helps to lower my anxiety levels. For today's card I am participating in a couple of challenges. First the Waltzing Mouse Weekly Sketch Challenge. Our challenge was to use this sketch:



I immediately thought of the Stampin' Up! set "Aviary", and thought the cute birdcages from the set would be perfect for this layout. The second challenge I am playing along with is the weekly color challenge at "The Paper Players". The challenge was to use Real Red, Black, and White on a card. For my card I used the SU "Aviary" stamp set, and SU's "Curly Cute" sentiment set. I wasn't crazy about Curly Cute when I first received it, but after using it several times it has grown on me. The DSP is from the BasicGrey Ambrosia 6x6 paper pad. I cut three different patterns of paper and adhered them to a piece of white card stock. I then used my corner rounder punch on the corners, and then distressed the edges with a sanding block. I then machine stitched around the entire cardbase. The ribbon bows are plain back ribbon from Oriental Trading.  The bling is from SU. I really like the look of my card, it reminds me of those super trendy stores that I go into, but never buy anything from. lol  As always I really do appreciate you stopping by to visit my blog, and I hope you  have a wonderful day!

5 comments:

AGohl said...

Really cute! I almost bought some birdcage rub-ons the other day but didn't know what I would do with them. Now I wish I had went ahead and bought them!

Savitri said...

Very cute! Great stamps you used!!

Julia Aston said...

Love your bird cages and pretty papers! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

LeAnne said...

I love both these sets--very cute card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card! Those bird cages are darling - love the lil' bows! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's WMSC :)