Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Papercraft Star Challenge #137

Spring is in the air, if only for a brief moment before winter sets back in!  We are having a Bird challenge this week at Papercraft Star.  Perfect for your spring cards.  I love the colors in the inspiration photo.  While I was originally thinking pink....my card took a different turn.  Good thing the inspiration photo is use if you choose.


I don't think I have ever seen a green and blue bird in person...other than possibly a parrot.  I did google bird images though and it appears there are green birds out there with a touch of blue.  So, I was able to make a perfectly coordinating flying bird that is not totally a figment of my imagination!  I popped my bird up on a sponged cloud background.  Have you tried making your own cloud backgrounds?  They are super easy to create and I love the soft background.  For mine, I used a scallop border punch and sponged lightly resulting in a cloud background.  I just keep moving the scallop border die down the page to get the size of clouds I am seeking.


My card is based on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  A great sketch that I am sure I will use again in the future.

I added a little detail to the inside of my card as well.  I left the inside blank to use as a notecard in the future.  If you look closely you can see where I stamped the same bird image in a very light tone.  While it does not show up well in the photo, it will provide a great background for a handwritten sentiment.


All supplies by Stampin Up, except where noted:
D1452 Find Your Style Stamp Set-Close To My Heart
Everyday Enchantment Paper Pack
Lucky Limeade Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock by Close To My Heart
Lucky Limeade Ink
Pool Party Ink
Z2103 Bamboo Ink by Close To My Heart
Lucky Limeade Ribbon
Everyday Enchantment Brads
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Scallop Dies by MFT 

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Paper Minutes-Real Metal (Metal Brad) 
Pile It On-Circles and/or Squares
Ribbon Carousel-Spring is in the Air
Shopping Our Stash-Easter or Spring ( I dug deep into the stash for this one!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


12 comments:

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I love his little blue head! Great card Allisa!

Deanne :)

Heike said...

it´s a beautiful card.

Hugs, Heike

Kim S said...

Absolutely gorgeous - it's a lovely stamp and works perfectly with your colors and coloring!

CG said...

Gorgeous! Love those clouds, and your coloring of the the bird stamp is fantastic. Love the inside too! Thanks for joining in the fun with Pile It On! Best, CG

Ros Crawford said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the colours and the bird is stunning!

Violet Bebich said...

I love your card! Anything with birds on it makes me smile. :)

Hansi Brittain said...

That is my all time favorite stamp set! Last week when I saw the theme was going to be birds I was so excited because I had the perfect stamp. I guess great minds think alike, lol! I love how you paired your colors.

Sleepy Stamper said...

Allisa you create beautiful crds using your stamps> I love b\how fresh they look!

Anitra

Kellie 0:) said...

Just gorgeous. TFS

alicaz said...

Love it! Wonderfully fresh colors and great background too! Perfect for spring!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs,
Alica ;)

June Houck said...

I just saw this card as the Saturday Shout Out at SOS...absolutely stunning and beautiful!

Jayma Malme said...

Oh how I still love this cute bird...I will never be able to part with this set. I love the lightly stamped bird inside, too!

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