Friday, August 22, 2008

ATS Blog Hop!

Happy Friday, everyone! Wanna win a $5 gift certificate to All That Scraps? A few of us on the DT are having a little fun with the set Olivia's Birdies. Discover which one of us is giving away the gc on her blog -- you have to do a little blog hopping to find out! :)

For my card, I created the card base with Always Artichoke cardstock, cutting away all but 1.5" of the front panel. I scalloped the edge of the front flap with a corner rounder (paper guide removed). I then ran that flap through the Cuttlebug with the Forest Branches embossing folder. I created the scene on white cardstock, then attached it behind the front flap. The birdhouse and birds were stamped, colored, cut out, and mounted on dimensionals. I stamped an additional roof onto brown paper from my BasicGrey Sugared pack. I cut it out and mounted it on the birdhouse with more dimensionals. I used some natural hemp twine to "tie" the birdhouse to the branch. I stamped grass from the Sugarplums Scenery Set along the bottom. I sponged the front panel with Soft Sky ink. All coloring was done with Copics. I added Dew Drops along the top to finish the card.

ETA: I realized after I posted this card that I forgot to back the white cardstock with another layer, since the Copics bled through. I cut a 5.5" x 4.25" piece of Soft Sky cardstock and adhered it behind the front panel. It doesn't show from the front, and the inside is much cleaner!!

After I was finished with the card, I realized it looks like a mother bird sending her little one off to school for the day! I obviously have back-to-school on the brain! :)

Now, check out the blogs of my ATS teammates to see who is giving away the gift certificate! You will surely be inspired along the way!



Thanks so much for the visit today -- I always appreciate it!! I hope you have a fantastic day! :)

12 comments:

Kirsten said...

So adorable, Christina! Love the little bird house!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

This is adorable, Christina! I love your scene!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is a very cute cute card Christina!

Molly B said...

That is adorable! Your coloring is fantastic. -Molly B

Alexandra said...

that is stinkin' cute Christina!! Love that little bird and those dew drops - I have GOT to get me some of those! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

shel9999 said...

So cute, Christina! I love the hanging birdhouse!!

Yosha said...

Awe! So beautiful! I love the colours in this.

Jeanette - said...

this is adorable!!! I love everything about it!

Catherine said...

OMW! this is so A-dorable!

specialcraftmom4 said...

This is such a creative card! Great job (:

Jennifer Love said...

Oh this is so so cute! I can't wait to get my stamp sets! They should be here any day now!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Adorable! Your coloring is fabulous, and I love the Forest Branches embossed across the top!