Happy Monday and Happy November! I am starting out the first day of the month with a cold! Ahh-Choo! Hello, Alka-Seltzer Cold and Flu...we have become great friends today. Such a bummer, as I even had to cancel dinner plans with a friend tonight. :( Between sneezes and sniffles this morning, I had to whip up a card to get in the mail today.
I used this sketch challenge from Pals Paper Arts:
Then mixed it up with this awesome color combo from The Color Dare (on time this week, phew!):
Color Dare #82
Night of Navy
After making 30+ cards with the Aviary stamp set last month (for a swap), I was a wee bit burned-out on the cuteness of the set. I knew it wouldn't be long though before I wanted to bust out these little birds again. I think it's the chubby, little owl that makes me love this set so much.
The Word Window punched sentiment (from the FYI set) landed there completely on accident. I originally decided to stamp the sentiment directly on the white card stock and wouldn't you know it, I stamped it crooked. Grrr, I hate it when that happens! I decided NOT to give into my OCD tendencies and re-stamp the whole bird image again. I just went with a different approach. I ended up really liking the look of the sentiment embossed in white, so I will just pretend I meant to do it all along. But since I already shared it, the secret is out...whoops! I blame the cold meds. ;)
For some final touches I rounded all of the corners to play off the round bird-cages (and that chunky owl, HaHa!) I added a fun flower and some sparkle to keep things bright and happy. Then I thought it would be cute to bust the bird friends out of their cages on the inside. Hope you like it! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Aviary, FYI (sentiment)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Whisper White card stock and Welcome Neighbor DSP (retired)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Nght of Navy classic ink, Versa-mark (for sentiment)
Accessories: Scalloped Border punch, Word Window punch, 1" circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, Ribbon Originals "Mistletoe" (retired), Daffodil Delight 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (on the inside) and white embossing powder.
Non-SU! Accessories: paper flower and green jewels
Thanks for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME day,