Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Aviary Birthday

  I wanted to thank everyone for all the nice comments on my Top Note Elf Shoes card yesterday.  I really appreciate you taking the time to leave Did You Stamp Today? some love.  Or maybe you just want the freebies...Ha!  That's OK too; I'll take what I can get!  My Blog Milestone giveaway is still going on until Friday evening.  If you like to enter check out this post and become a follower and leave a comment.  If you're already a follower just leave a comment.  One entry per person please to keep it fair for all!

  On to the card for today.  This one combines 2 challenges that are over on Splitcoaststampers (SCS).  One is a color challenge that is posted on the Demo only side of SCS.  Every month a very talented group of demos called the Creative Crew come up challenges for that month.  They make great samples and inspire all the rest of us to show off our great Stampin' Up! products.  And don't worry, you don't have to be a demo to play along!   The other challenge that I used was Sketch Challenge 348.  How did I do??

  The colors for the challenge are the colors from the Timeless Portrait DSP from the Idea Book & Catalog.  These colors are Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Basic Black and River Rock.  We were to use at least 3 of those colors on our projects.  I crammed all 5 of them on mine...I couldn't help myself!

  The base of the card is Island Indigo.  On top of that is a panel of River Rock that I embossed with the Houndstooth embossing folder.  I stamped both birdcages in black on Very Vanilla cardstock and then mounted them on panels of Basic Black.  I added an Island Indigo bird and then a Cherry Cobbler bird to the cages.

  For the little strip that kind of looks like ribbon but isn't is just a scrap of Cherry Cobbler adhered to a scrap of Basic Black and then pierced with my paper piercing tool.  I thought these colors were kind of masculine so I wanted to keep the ribbon off so I could use this for a guy birthday when needed. 

The last piece of the puzzle is the sentiment.  I thought it kind of looked like the birds were talking to each other the way they are facing in the cages.  So I used part of a stamp in the new Delightful Dozen set kind of like one bird is asking the other the big question, "You're how old?".  The birthday stamp in this set is great...it's like a collage of different birthday greetings that you can ink up and stamp together or use your markers and pick and choose what you want to use.  I love stamps that have endless combinations and possibilities!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Aviary, Delightful Dozen

Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo

Paper: Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, River Rock

Accessories: 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" circle punches, paper piercer, Houndstooth embossing folder, dimensionals


  1. Very pretty, Amanda! Yes, it does, indeed, look like the birds are chatting! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. You did a GREAT job fitting all the colors from the challenge onto your card :). Love these colors together and the card is way cute!


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