Saturday, November 13, 2010

a bird with a song

I was very bad and ordered myself some Verve stamps for my birthday! I love bird stamps so I used this set to make a card for 3 challenges.

The Play Date Cafe #55-bright blue, pale blue, pink, red and burgundy
Basic Grey Challenge #33-Wings
The Midnight Madness Sketch #79

These colors are kind of hard to put together but I love the effect now that I did it! The stamps are Verve which I embossed the birds with ruby red and the saying is embossed with pale pink embossing powder. I ran the blue panel through the Leaf Cuttlebug folder. The Basic Grey paper that I used is the burgundy strip down the middle called Boxer. I added the blue flower brads. My hubby and son are deer hunting this weekend so I will probably get some more crafting done later! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your right, those colors are hard to harmonize, but you have done a great job with your card! Love the birds and the paper looks like fabric in the pic. Nicely done.


  2. Wow! I love the bold colors! GREAT job!

  3. Great job with the colors and never apologize for loving Verve! There's quite a few of us out there that adore it as well! Wonderful geometric design, filled with lovely details. Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!

  4. A beautiful card! The bird images are lovely! I so love Verve stamps also! Great card...good luck!

  5. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. Great bird image..I like the saying. Always a pleasure to come visit your blog. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  6. Lovely card, wonderful sentiment to go with your bird images. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  7. Oh this is just so beautiful! I so love the bird images and that sentiment is just so perfect! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!


  8. Hi Julia, such a stunning card - I can imagine how difficult it was putting those colours together - you've pulled it off brilliantly. Cute birds and fabulous sentiment.

    So glad you shared this with us at Basic Grey.
    hugs Heather xx

  9. Happy Birthday! I don't see anything wrong with buying yourself stamps for your birthday! You did a great job with these difficult colours, Thanks for playing with us in the Play Date Cafe :)

  10. OHHH--love the double birds with the opposite stars! Great idea--Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)