Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy Birthday

I made this card for the Caardvarks March 20th sketch challenge. The focal image is from a brass stencil, which I embossed and then colored using chalks while the paper was still on the stencil. Of course I had to make the bird a robin...The image was cut out using an oval Nestabilities die and while it was still in the die, I chalked the blue sky background. I created an eye for my robin with a drop of copper Stickles.

The card base is my favorite Kraft paper from Papertrey Ink and all the other papers are from the BasicGrey Marrakech line. Across the striped paper, I placed some green ric rac, which was then topped with a flower and a couple of buttons. The buttons were tied together with some brown Scrapper's Floss.

The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and then cut out using a double ended tag die. While it was still in the die, I also chalked the background so it would match the bird image. Since the tag was too long for the card, I cut off the right end with some scallop edge scissors and then put a coordinating brad from the Marrakech line through the remaining hole.

I think that about covers it! Hope you're having a good week! Happy April Fool's Day!

7 comments:

Janet said...

Robin - this is beautiful. I love the paper and the bird is so pretty. Great job !!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Just beautiful! I love the chalked robin and the fabulous combination of color and pattern!

lauren said...

what a pretty and spring-like card! i especially love the way you've done that robin using just a stencil and CHALKS??! WOW!!! so very cool! ♥

Loopster said...

What a HAPPY happy birthday card! I Love it!

SmilynStef said...

What a gorgeous take on the sketch ... I love how you chalked the embossed image ... wonderful!

Janine said...

Hi Robin... Love the colors you used on this card...
Hope you have a great weekend in store.

Jenny Gropp said...

What a soft and pretty image -- paired up with perfect paper. Great job here!